in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) has released a list of participants and the formal agenda for the National Clean Energy Project: Building the New Economy, which will be held Feb. 23 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is honorary chair.

Participants include Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Themes of the forum include overcoming clean energy infrastructure challenges and reducing America's dependence on foreign oil.

A roundtable discussion will focus on guiding the transformation of U.S. energy policy, with particular attention to modernizing the electricity grid, integrating energy efficiency and distributed generation into its operation and regulation, rapidly increasing transmission capacity for renewable energy and reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

The National Clean Energy Project builds on the August 2008 National Clean Energy Summit sponsored by Reid, CAPAF and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The participants in the summit concluded that inadequate access to transmission was one of the most significant barriers to widespread development of renewable energy.

The goal of this forum will be to discuss the best, most cost-effective options to green the grid and lay the groundwork for a broad national consensus among as many key stakeholders as possible on a clean energy agenda that will reduce emissions, increase reliability and affordability, and make the country more secure and competitive.

SOURCE: Center for American Progress Action Fund


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015