green jobs http://kalw.org en Where Are the Energy Jobs Today and Tomorrow? http://kalw.org/post/where-are-energy-jobs-today-and-tomorrow <p>On the June 29, 2014 edition of <em>Work with Marty Nemko</em>, the main topic: today's and tomorrow's energy jobs. I'll discuss that with California Institute for Energy and Environment Co-Director, Merwin Brown.</p><p>Plus, as usual, you can call in for a&nbsp;<i>3-Minute Workover. </i>Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you love, I can usually help you take at least a baby step forward.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Marty Nemko 43672 at http://kalw.org Green pathways to youth employment http://kalw.org/post/green-pathways-youth-employment <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><strong>More Than Just a Summer Job</strong></p><p>Pazhae Horace has a summer job with California Youth Energy Services, or CYES. It’s a program that hires youth aged 15-22 to do free “green house calls” in their communities. They go into people’s homes to evaluate energy and water efficiency, and then help install things like water-saving shower heads, or compact fluorescent&nbsp;light bulbs. Horace is 22, and this is her third summer working for the CYES site in Berkeley and Emeryville. She says that, at first, she was worried about talking to strangers, but now she really likes meeting new people, and helping them become more green.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:01:00 +0000 Jen Chien 33632 at http://kalw.org Green pathways to youth employment Solving two problems with one job http://kalw.org/post/solving-two-problems-one-job <p></p><p>We hear a lot about green jobs these days – those in renewable energy like solar, or wind, or retrofitting houses so they stay warmer. President Obama, campaigning in 2008, promised that investing $150 billion in clean energy would generate five million jobs. But after $90 billion from the stimulus, only a fraction of that number have been created.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco is trying to be green. The city has committed to an aggressive Climate Action Plan that calls for reducing carbon emissions by a quarter by the year 2017 – and getting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. The city also awards millions of dollars in grants for environmental cleanup programs.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:56:09 +0000 Charlie Mintz 23459 at http://kalw.org Solving two problems with one job