The Center for American Progress Action Fund and John Podesta are hosting a forum entitled “National Clean Energy Project: Building the New Economy” on Monday, February 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is Honorary Chair. Live stream and info are here.
Confirmed attendees include Senator Reid, President William Jefferson Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and Representative Ed Markey (D-MA).
The NCEP builds on the August 2008 “National Clean Energy Summit” sponsored by Senator Reid, CAPAF, the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The participants concluded inadequate access to transmission was one of the most significant barriers to widespread development of renewable energy.
This forum will focus on modernizing and expanding the electricity grid, integrating energy efficiency and distributed generation into operation and regulation, rapidly increasing transmission capacity for renewable energy, and reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.