National Clean Energy Summit
The National Clean Energy Summit is an initiative that has forged new partnerships among industry, government, and advocacy organizations in pursuit of a new national energy policy that rebuilds our economy, frees us from dependency on foreign oil, and preserves our climate and our planet. There have been eight annual National Clean Energy Summits starting in August 2008 hosted by US Senator Harry Reid, Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Center for American Progress. In only a few short years, these dynamic summits have become among the country’s most visible and influential gatherings of leaders and top policymakers helping to bring about the transformation to a clean energy economy in Nevada and across the nation.
The past eight National Clean Energy Summits featured President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, sitting governors and mayors, titans of big business and labor leaders, scientists and innovators of cutting edge technologies came together to accelerate the development and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency technologies and a robust clean energy markets in the national and the world. Each summit’s assess the progress made since the former summits and develop new goals on policy for clean energy development.