Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Fresh Air"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TODAY
Is The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas For Sale?
The HOA: Help Or Headache?
UPCOMING
Gillespie On Bundy, Officer Shootings
Reno: News From The North
No Way Any Convention Is Coming To Las Vegas
Bundyfest: It Could Happen
RECENT
Reid Vs. Heller On Bundy Standoff
Lowden Embraces Changing Senate Elections
The State Of The Clark County School District
Reno A Frontrunner For Tesla Plant
States Look At Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hadza About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
Las Vegas City Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Good Foods Of Lent
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
How Safe Is Your Food?
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas

Truth or Myth? Green Jobs in Nevada
Truth or Myth? Green Jobs in Nevada

Listen
AIR DATE: September 3, 2010

The solar company Amonix is opening a giant manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. It claims it will create 278 green jobs. That seems perfect for a state with over 14% unemployment. But how sustainable are these jobs? Are they short-term or long-term? Will people have to train for a new "green" skill set? Will green jobs help pull Nevada out of its economic slump? And where is the stimulus money that was set aside to generate jobs? The experts weigh in on the fact and fiction of green jobs in Nevada.

The Nevada Clean Energy Summit 3.0 is September 7 at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Speakers will include Senator Harry Reid, the CEO of PG&E, and other local energy and business leaders.

GUESTS
Jaime Cruz, "Green Economy" Dir, Workforce Connections
Lydia Ball, Exec Dir, Clean Energy Project
Jim Groth, Outreach Coordinator, Nevada State Office of Energy
Brian Robertson, CEO, Amonix
    comments powered by Disqus
    COMMENTS:
    I have applied for jobs at Amonix and have yet to hear anything back. How can their be jobs if they aren't even responding back to applicants?
    Regina Lynn BrownDec 6, 2010 16:08:24 PM
    Sorry for the misspelling? How can there be jobs if the company isn't even responding to applicants?
    Regina Lynn BrownDec 6, 2010 16:10:44 PM
    I do environmental work on construction sites before and during construction, and I am more than happy to have more green job sites coming to Nevada. While each job may be short term, I move from one job to another, providing near full-time employment.
    JImAug 31, 2010 09:26:24 AM
    Questions. What are green jobs in the sense of qualifications or requirements for the positions such as a Degree. I'm currently finishing my degree in B.S Information Systems with Databases. What additional courses or classes should I consider for Green Jobs avenue? Any websites or suggestion to research this information. I would Like to be part of the 21st century of going green. Soon to be a Home owner and possible to install solar panels.
    anonymousAug 31, 2010 09:20:05 AM
    © 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.