The growing importance of the green economy in the United States cannot be denied. Many have argued green jobs will positively impact the U.S. economy. The effects of this economic philosophy are already taking place. Some existing jobs in the United States are changing to line up with green standards, which means workers must receive additional training to meet these requirements (Enhanced Skills). New jobs are being created to increase efficiency and reduce waste, which will translate into more training and new hires for businesses (Increased Demand). At the center of the green movement is the debate on affordable and renewable sources of energy. One can point to the increased interest in nuclear power (Nuclear Renaissance) to illustrate the impact of the energy issue. Workers, businesses, and stakeholders in the Tri-State Region must be aware of the changes the green economy may bring to their daily activities and work environments.