National Clean Energy Project: Building the New Economy - COMPLETE EVENT VIDEO + MORE


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The Center for American Progress Action Fund and John Podesta hosted a forum entitled “National Clean Energy Project: Building the New Economy" this past Monday, February 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was the Honorary Chair, as he was during last August's National Clean Energy Summit.

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The half-day event brought together a select group of high-level government, business, labor and advocacy group leaders with a focus on developing a plan and key guiding principles to lead the transformation of U.S. energy policy and to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. Participants included former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Representative Ed Markey, along with private sector leaders who have actual accomplishments, such as energy executive T. Boone Pickens.

This forum focused 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 by examining short- and long-term solutions to replace foreign oil with domestic resources to fuel vehicles and trucks, including natural gas. For more information about the event and


Part 1 of the event


Part 2 of the event


Part 3 of the event


The post-event Press Conference


The "welcome" introduction to the August 18, 2008 event in Las Vegas


T. Boone Pickens Keynote Speech at the August 18th event

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