National Clean Energy Summit Comes to Las Vegas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and University of Nevada Las Vegas President David Ashley are hosting the National Clean Energy Conference, to be held at UNLV on Tuesday, August 19. Senator Reid and others are determined to make Southern Nevada a national focal point for the development of clean and renewable energy resources.

In Senator Reid’s words….

“Nevada has the potential to be the nation’s renewable energy epicenter. Southern Nevada’s clear sunny days make it one of the best locations for solar energy in the world, and northern Nevada holds the largest amount of untapped geothermal resources in the United States. There are tremendous wind resources throughout the state as well….”

The timing of this conference couldn’t be better and the issues at hand are vital for our country’s economic prosperity as well as our national security. The seriousness of the problem is directly reflected in the panel of participants scheduled to take part in the event. President Clinton will be presiding along with Senator Reid and the governors of Colorado and Arizona will be in attendance. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be attending as well.

One of the most interesting and dynamic guests at the conference is sure to be T. Boone Pickens of Texas. A billionaire oilman and hedge fund operator, Pickens is leading the charge to capture wind power as the future source of 20% of our national energy needs. He has announced bold plans to build the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas panhandle.

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