Preening that Nevada could lead the nation in linking job creation to energy efficiency, state Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford detailed his “green jobs” initiative to a legislative panel in Carson City last Friday.
Gaming companies love green. Today, it’s not so much about the color of money as green building practices. Several of the industry’s biggest operators have become unlikely green advocates in recent years. MGM Mirage, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Harrah’s Entertainment all pursue green building initiatives at their hotel-casinos. Going green makes a lot of sense; it can help save greenbacks with reduced energy costs and it’s good for the environment.
CARSON CITY — A spokesman for a company criticized Thursday by a legislator for not hiring Nevadans said Friday that 65 percent of the workers they used to build a Boulder City area solar facility were local residents.
CARSON CITY — Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford announced a plan Friday to use federal stimulus funds to retrain people and create a work force for the coming renewable energy economy in which Nevada can lead the nation in geothermal, solar and wind energy production.
VIRGINIA CITY — Storey County residents packed a room to speak out against a proposed wind farm near Virginia City, saying it would hurt tourism.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next few weeks, this column will address new bills affecting homeowners associations that are to be proposed before the 2009 Legislature.