Skip to comments.Fifth Annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas to Focus on Clean Energy Choice, August 7
Posted on 07/31/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT by mdittmar
Former President Bill Clinton to Give Keynote Address at Nations Premier Annual Clean Energy Conference
Las Vegas, NV On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice returns to Las Vegas at Bellagio Hotel & Resort for the nations foremost conversation about clean energy options. As a passionate advocate for energy alternatives, Former President Bill Clinton will give a keynote address during the summit about the importance of taking action and utilizing the power of choice when it comes to clean energy.
The annual conference is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), MGM Resorts International, the Clean Energy Project, Center for American Progress and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Visionaries like Tesla CEO Elon Musk come together with policy experts like Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to discuss how smart clean energy choices made by individuals, governments, and businesses can save consumers money, grow the economy, and improve our overall quality of life.
No state has more to gain from a clean energy future than Nevada and I am so pleased Las Vegas is again hosting the fifth National Clean Energy Summit, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). This years summit will focus on the potential to create a vibrant national clean energy marketplace when individuals, the private sector, and all levels of government exercise their ability to make responsible choices about what we want our energy future to look likeidentifying and accelerating clean economic growth opportunities. I look forward to an enthusiastic dialogue on how Americans can continue to build a 21st century clean energy future and hope you can join us.
Participants will have access to a range of panels featuring policymakers and industry leaders, presenting energy options that Americans can choose in order to stay competitive in the $2 trillion global clean energy market. The options these panels will put forward include driving immediate investments in our clean resources and policies to optimize renewable energy production, accelerating the production and ownership of alternative fuel vehicles, developing a smarter electricity grid, and investing in the research, development, deployment, and commercialization of new American-made clean-tech products.
The investment decisions businesses make in the coming years are key to the future of our economy and our country, said John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress. To move the country forward, we must create American jobs and compete with other nations on a global scale to develop, produce, and sell the new clean energy technologies of the future.
The summit attracts clean energy leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, students, and the media to discuss how to empower the public with the tools to promote clean energy, increase energy independence, and create jobs.
Since 2008 these dynamic summits have become one of the countrys most visible and influential gatherings of leaders and creative policymakers who are helping to bring about the transformation to a clean energy economy, said Lydia Ball, executive director of the Clean Energy Project. The annual summits foster the most productive dialogues on one of the most pressing issues of our time.
WHO: National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice confirmed speakers include:
Former President of the United States of America Bill Clinton
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Leader
John Podesta, Chair and Counselor, Center for American Progress
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International
Leo Gerard, President, United Steelworkers International
Elon Musk, President and CEO, Tesla
Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
More speakers to be announced soon.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bellagio Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, NV
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
REGISTER: To register for Summit 5.0, read more information about the panels and panelists, or view periodic updates and notices, please visit www.cleanenergysummit.org.
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25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely claimed that the money was for green energy
The Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the companys shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obamas campaign, and that the company had also spent a large sum of money on lobbying. In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial amount of toxic waste at its abandoned facility in Milpitas, California. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a power plant, the company declared bankruptcy, and owed $1.5 million in back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a $400 million loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the company halted production and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a $43 million loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company filed for bankruptcy. After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan guarantees for Solar Trust of America so it could build solar power plants, the company filed for bankruptcy. Although Obama stated that all of the green energy companies that received taxpayer money were chosen based solely on their merits, the truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors and fundraisers, who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later approved for grants and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By November 2011, the Energy Departments inspector general had begun more than 100 criminal investigations related to Obamas stimulus.
Barry better be careful. It’s starting to look like Slick Willie is after Moochelle’s job.
Scam and money laundering.
With Clinton there, Vegas hookers will have to work double shifts.