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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.
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