Jobs for people who work in the renewable energy field could be harder to get in an economy that is not doing so well. But depending on what area of the job you are looking for, some are easier to get compare to someone who doesn't have any experience in the field. One of the ways is to check out the job boards for atmospheric science or environmental jobs in the renewable energy fields. A few that comes to mind is at Green Dream Jobs and Renewable Energy Jobs for example. Monster may not have what you want which is typical for most job boards.
Social networking sites are another way to get help on finding environmental jobs in the renewable energy fields. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are a few popular sites to consider since if you have friends or followers, it doesn't hurt to also get to know some of the people for a bit too.
But if you are still passionate about getting a green job in the atmospheric science, keep working on it until you get the position and good luck.