Today on Radioactivity we discuss why Florida is lagging behind northern states when it comes to creating green jobs.
More than 130,000 Floridians currently work at 14,000-plus clean energy businesses spread almost equally across the state, according to a first-of-its-kind Florida clean jobs census released today by the nonpartisan business groups Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE) and the Florida Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition.
The study “Clean Jobs Florida: Sizing Up Florida’s Clean Energy Jobs Base and its Potential” shows that while clean energy is a significant employer in Florida, the state does not come close to living up to its potential.
Rob Lorei speaks with Bob Keefe, Executive Director of Environmental Entrepreneur (E2). Bob was a guest speaker on the subject Opportunity to Create Clean Energy Jobs at the CLIMATE SCIENCE & SOLUTIONS SUMMIT last week at at Eckerd College.
Later Rob, speaks with Tony Dakoupil, the son of one of the largest marijuana dealers in the country about his a new book that discusses growing up in Florida and his father’s illegal drug business.