Podcast: Renewable energy in Nevada

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Podcast: Renewable energy in Nevada


Derek Kauneckis is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research on renewable energy has included analysis of the barriers to geothermal on federal lands, local level green business programs across the country, and how to better incorporate behavioral sciences into energy policy design.

Curtis Robbins is a researcher at the Desert Research Institute who works in the Bio-Energy Group within Atmospheric Sciences. He's also the PI on DRI's REDD (Renewable Energy Deployment and Display) Facility, which consists of a house and workshop run off of solar and wind for electricity, heating, and cooling.

Jason Geddes currently represents District 11 of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, but before that he was a chemist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture and Coordinator of the State's Fuels Program. He also served in the State Assembly where he sponsored legislation around energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels.

The program is made possible by UNR's Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate Program. It's an online Extended Studie certificate program that's designed for professionals, including business staff and managers, practicing engineers, government regulators and others interested in developing knowledge in the diverse fields of renewables.