Monday, August 24, 2015. I will have fond memories of this date for many years to come. This was my first ever experience with the National Clean Energy Summit, which convenes annually in Las Vegas, NV. This event is sponsored by several organizations, one of which is the Clean Energy Project of Nevada (CEP). I happen to volunteer with CEP and was honored to work with them at NCES8 this year.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Senator Harry Reid and his staff, along with CEP, this year we were privileged to experience speeches and debates from many notable figures within the energy industry and closely related fields. We welcomed John Podesta and Ernest Moniz, who each gave compelling arguments for promoting clean energy. To top off the event, we heard from the keynote speaker, none other than President Barack Obama.
President Obama’s speech was nonetheless quite eloquent and compelling toward clean energy practices. We can now “finally see what our clean energy future looks like” ~(POTUS). It is imperative now more than ever before that we continue on the clean energy path. We have solid foundations in place and infrastructure is transforming (however slowly, but transforming nonetheless) in order for the United States to remain on the clean energy path.
Americans are now finding work in the renewable energy fields. Solar alone now has 1000s of companies employing 10,000s of American workers. Wind and geothermal are growing, also.
Homes and businesses are finding the benefits of clean energy–economic and environmental. Utilities are working to offer financial incentives for going green, and converting to renewable energy sources. It is an uphill battle in some areas, especially since energy providers may think they will lose money. But for now, we the people can continue to support clean energy initiatives, even in our own homes and businesses.
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