LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th annual National Clean Energy Summit will once again put Nevada center stage in the national discussion on creating a clean energy economy, and with good reason. Since the first National Clean Energy Summit in 2008 Nevada has seen a boom in clean energy and is now producing nearly 4-and-a-half times the amount of clean megawatts it was just four years ago.
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With solar, wind and geothermal projects popping up across the Silver State, Nevada is currently producing 1,150 megawatts of clean energy; enough to power tens of thousands of homes. In addition clean energy projects are fueling Nevada's tax base. Since 2010 Nevada has seen more than $248 million in tax revenue generated from clean energy projects.
While much has been accomplished to realize the clean energy potential of Nevada and the West, much more can and should be done in the coming decades to ensure future clean energy growth. On August 7, National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice will examine the most effective ways to drive immediate investments in our clean resources and policies that can optimize renewable energy production. President Bill Clinton will give a keynote address during the summit.
The annual conference is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), MGM Resorts International, the Clean Energy Project, Center for American Progress and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Visionaries like Tesla CEO Elon Musk come together with policy experts like Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to discuss how smart clean energy choices made by individuals, governments, and businesses can save consumers money, grow the economy, and improve our overall quality of life.
To register for the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0, read more information about the panels and panelists please visit cleanenergysummit.org.
SOURCE Clean Energy Project