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

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.


How To Mitigate Blade Issues And Costly Downtime

Routinely inspecting your turbine's blades can help identify problems early on, ultimately cutting down unscheduled maintenance costs.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984