Though the sector's job creation could outstrip mining, lack of capital and skills is an impediment.
The much-vaunted green economy is an illusion that hides that nothing much has changed, says Jeff Rudin.
Britain's Green Investment Bank is the world's first bank solely focused on lending to clean energy projects.
By embracing a cleaner energy path not only will the country be able to catapult ahead of others, but it will also be able to create jobs.
A plan to alert consumers to ecofriendly products has ended with the closure of a government agency, writes Fiona Macleod.
As SA focuses on pro-poor growth and job creation, tens of thousands of new posts in the booming green economy are being filled by young job-seekers.
Leaked documents show the UK is trying to water down key environmental regulations in Brussels, despite trumpeting its commitment to green issues.
Some 15 million to 60 million jobs
The Mail & Guardian encourages people to get their entry forms for the Greening the Future Awards.
President Jacob Zuma has said that government is to invest billions in mass transport systems as a way of 'greening' the South African economy.
The green jobs report says South Africa's green economy could create 460 000 jobs by 2050, which could result in an expanded productive capacity.
The department of public enterprise's climate change policy framework has to meet the special needs of state-owned companies, says Malusi Gigaba.
State and civil organisations have signed off on a plan to drive the green economy but activists are sceptical about the state's ability to deliver.
The 2011 budget is thin on financing the link between jobs and green initiatives.
Investments to create jobs in clean energies risk backfiring by curbing employment in other parts of the economy, a study has shown.
Kim Yong-sook is an idealist who longs for a greener lifestyle. But she never dreamed that her credit card could help save the planet.
SA needed a cross-departmental approach to seize opportunities in the green economy, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel said on Tuesday.