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by Chris Brooks, Executive Vice President of Energy Services
Valley Electric Association
This year’s National Clean Energy Summit featured many big names, including U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Brandon Flowers, and the biggest of them all, President Barack Obama. But even against the backdrop of all that star power, Valley Electric Association (VEA) was honored to have its new, innovative 15-megawatt community solar project featured during the Summit’s morning press briefing as a model for future solar projects.
Nevada businesses signed a pledge supporting the Clean Power Plan, which gives Nevada the flexibility to create its own plan, promote more investment in our native resources and create jobs. Read more to see a list of businesses who signed the pledge.
"Dependence on foreign petroleum ...is our single greatest national risk." (Frederick W. Smith, CEO of FedEx Corporation)
When you listen to a keynote speaker or watch a panel at the National Clean Energy Summit, you know you're getting a preview of the clean energy issues that will be playing out across the country over the coming years.
We recently asked former CEP executive director Lydia Ball to pick out a few of her favorite quotes from previous Summits. Ball, who is currently a fellow of the Truman National Security Project, highlighted three NCES speakers whose remarks on national security still resonate with her today.