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Reno, Nev. – Oct. 12, 2016 – Nevadans for Affordable Clean Energy Choices (NACEC) collaborated with the Clean Energy Project to release an unprecedented set of updated principles to advance the state’s pioneering clean energy economy ahead of Nevada’s statewide vote on Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative.
Las Vegas, Nevada – July 29, 2015 – Clean Energy Project and its business supporters commend the thoughtful leadership of both Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and his appointed New Energy Industry Task Force and thank them for their efforts and service. The Task Force recommended a number of clean energy policies for consideration and passage by the Nevada State Legislature including grandfathering net-metered solar customers, fossil fuel electricity generation limits, and the expansion of financing programs for residential and business clean energy projects. Throughout the process, Clean Energy Project and its business advocates stressed the need for the state to reflect the core values of businesses interested in investing in Nevada, most notably their commitment to clean energy.
LAS VEGAS (June 2, 2016) – The Clean Energy Project joins forward-thinking Nevada companies like Switch and Tesla in supporting the initiative to open Nevada's markets for greater access to cleaner, more affordable energy. Clean Energy Project’s executive director Jennifer Taylor released the following statement supporting Nevada pursuing an open energy market, which will help spur clean energy economic growth, technological innovation, lower energy prices and increased energy choice.
LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2016) – The Clean Energy Project joined with Nevada small businesses to urge the Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force to adopt recommendations providing consumers more clean energy choices and end the state's expensive, out-of-state fossil fuel dependence.
Las Vegas, Nevada – February 11, 2016 – On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a temporary stay in the implementation of the Clean Power Plan until the conclusion of pending litigation. While this decision is certainly disappointing, it will not slow down Nevada’s transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable power. In fact, advocates are confident that the courts will ultimately uphold the final Clean Power Plan and that Governor Brian Sandoval will continue to lead Nevada on its existing clean energy course.
Clean Energy Project secured pledges from more than 150 Nevada businesses supporting the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to reduce power plant carbon pollution. These Nevada businesses know that by developing and implementing a plan to reduce carbon pollution, Nevada will harness more of its own natural energy resources, keep more money in Nevada by decreasing its dependency on out-of-state fossil fuels, and permit reinvestment in the Silver State that will result in economic benefits for all of Nevada.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT
“NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 8.0: POWERING PROGRESS”IN LAS VEGAS, AUG. 24
President Barack Obama will lead the nation’s foremost clean energy conversation as the keynote speaker during the “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” at Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas Monday, Aug. 24. In its eighth year, the annual summit brings together clean energy advocates, business leaders, students, public officials and decision makers to discuss solutions for the advancement of the clean energy economy.
“NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 8.0: POWERING PROGRESS” EXAMINES HOW AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ARE ADOPTING CLEAN ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY TODAY DURING “ENERGY IN THE AMERICAN LIFE”
Panelists to Highlight the Growing Demand in America for Clean Energy Solutions and Plans for Policy Implementation across State and National Levels
LAS VEGAS — “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” will feature a timely discussion about the savings and opportunities that clean energy and efficiency bring to families and businesses today during the “Energy in the American Life” panel.
“NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 8.0: POWERING PROGRESS” PANELISTS EXPLORE SOLUTIONS TO BRING THE NATION’S AGING POWER GRID INTO THE 21ST CENTURY DURING “ENERGY IN THE INFORMATION AGE”
LAS VEGAS — “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” will explore solutions to revitalize the nation’s outdated power grid during the “Energy in the Information Age” panel. Returning Aug. 24 to Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, the Summit welcomes a dynamic group of clean energy experts who will lead a robust dialogue about modernizing our outdated electric grid with 21st century communications technologies and energy storage.
A recent survey of likely Nevada voters shows nearly 75 percent of likely voters support the development of clean energy.
Las Vegas, Nevada – July 13, 2015 – A recent survey paid for by Clean Energy Project (CEP) and conducted by Republican polling company, The Tarrance Group, shows overwhelming support for the state of Nevada to pursue increased renewable energy development. Seventy-four percent of likely voters think that it is appropriate for the government to promote the development and use of renewable energy in Nevada. Seventy-three percent think that Nevada does not rely enough on renewable sources of energy.
On Aug. 24 at Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, the summit will welcome leaders from Tesla Motors and Panasonic Eco Solutions to discuss why large-scale initiatives like the Gigafactory are needed, what these developments bring to communities and the future steps needed to capitalize on clean energy innovations. Moderated by Dan Klaich, Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), the panel will feature insight from Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of Business Development at Tesla Motors and Jamie Evans, Managing Director at Panasonic Eco Solutions, two executives representing the companies behind the gigafactory in Nevada and clean energy investments across the country.
The nation’s foremost clean energy conversation will return to Las Vegas for the eighth year with “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” at Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center Monday, Aug. 24. Clean energy advocates, business leaders, public officials and bipartisan decision makers will assemble this year to converse about how the U.S. continues the advancement of the clean energy economy through innovation, investment and strengthened collaboration.
Long-time Nevada attorney and community leader takes over as CEP’s executive director on February 1, 2015.
Clean Energy Project (CEP) has named Jennifer Taylor, Esq. its new executive director. She will take over for long-time founding executive director, Lydia Ball February 1, 2015. Ball will continue with the organization in an executive consulting role.
Las Vegas, NV— “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” is pleased to announce an influential panel of executives from leading technology and clean energy companies to the seventh annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4. These visionaries will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and keynote speaker former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton along with other top policymakers and market leaders to generate ideas that bring the public and private sectors together leading to further growth of our clean energy economy.
Las Vegas, NV — “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” is pleased to announce the addition of a panel of influential utility business executives, who will discuss the role of utilities to supplying consumers with clean and renewable energy, to the seventh annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4.
“Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction” Panel Features Former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman, Former Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros and Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren
Las Vegas, NV — “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” will welcome three powerhouse decision makers for a new panel, “Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction,” during the Summit at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4.
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren will host a news teleconference to preview the upcoming “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” and announce a panel entitled “Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction” and several participating panelists. The discussion will focus on the importance of addressing climate change to ensure a strong economy as well as clean energy decisions and projects at MGM Resorts International.
Las Vegas, NV — “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” is pleased to announce two additional speakers to the seventh annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4. Top policymakers and industry leaders will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and keynote speaker former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to generate ideas that bring the public and private sectors together leading to further growth of our clean energy economy.
Las Vegas, NV — “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” will welcome a dynamic panel of executives from growing American clean energy companies to the seventh annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4.
Through bipartisan leadership, Nevada is leading the nation on decreasing carbon pollution and is poised to economically benefit from the recommended existing power plant state emission standards.
Las Vegas, Nevada – Clean Energy Project (CEP) has released the “Buy Green List,” Nevada’s first sustainability driven consumer guide in observance of Earth Day and Earth Week.
Las Vegas, NV —Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday September 4, 2014 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
March 20, 2014 Las Vegas, NV - Nevada a $5 billion Clean Energy Success Story. Senator Reid, Governor Sandoval and Industry Leaders join CEP in releasing Nevada Clean Energy Report proving NV is a Clean Energy Economic Hub Major annual events to be held in state this year by Nevada Leaders, wind, solar, geothermal sectors.
Las Vegas, Nevada —Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past 6 years by Nevada’s widespread leadership and support for the clean energy economic sector. Senator Reid and Governor Sandoval will join CEP and industry leaders, Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, and Ken Johnson of the Solar Energy Industry Association in releasing Nevada’s latest clean energy report.
Press Release: Green Chips, Clena Energy Project and the Clark County Commission turned on the solar project that will light the "Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign exclusively with solar power.
Las Vegas, Nevada - The Clean Energy Project (CEP) applauds the White House appointment of CEP Board Member John Podesta as Counselor to the President. John’s commitment to his country, his intelligence, knowledge and work ethic make him uniquely qualified to help address our nation’s greatest challenges. His leadership and dedication will be missed on the CEP board. CEP will always be in John’s debt for his contributions toward making the National Clean Energy Summit one of the world’s premier clean energy policy gatherings. We thank John for all of his hard work and congratulate and support him in his new endeavor with the Obama administration.
Clean Energy Project is a non-partisan, non-profit tax-deductible organization dedicated to power Nevada’s clean energy economy. Clean Energy Project focuses on educating the public on the benefits of fully developing a clean energy economy that produces good jobs, stabilizes energy bills and creates energy independence for our nation.
With more than 50 years of service and millions of tourists greeted, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will get a new power source: the sun.
Former California Governor Joins Discussion on Future of Clean Energy.
Additional Speakers include Maria LaRosa of The Weather Channel, Chair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Jon Wellinghoff, Dr. Arati Prabhakar of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Apple’s Vice President for Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson.
Governors Martin O’Malley and Jennifer Granholm; Michael Yackira of NV Energy, Greg Abel of MidAmerican Energy, and Arno Harris of Recurrent Energy
Lineup Continues to Grow for Annual Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, August 13
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Join Discussion on Future of Clean Energy
Clean Energy Project Commends Bipartisan Efforts Resulting in Significant Gains
In a vote Monday night, the Assembly approved a landmark energy shift away from coal-fired power plants like Reid Gardner in Clark County and mandated investment in renewable energy and natural gas.
Clean Energy Project (CEP) today released a new report produced by Applied Analysis that details the net economic benefits to Nevada under four alternatives, ranging from the maintaining the status quo to those that expand Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and the way it is calculated. The study concludes that by increasing and cleaning up Nevada’s current renewable energy mandate, Nevada could reap billions of dollars in wages, salaries and economic output over roughly the next 30 years.
Two local groups released dueling studies this week on the costs and benefits of Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard, a state law that requires power utility NV Energy to obtain 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar and geothermal by 2025.