National Clean Energy Project Part 13/16
Leaders from the public and private sectors met in Washington, DC on February 23rd to discuss ideas to reform U.S. energy policy, and pave the wave for our economic future part 13/16.
National Clean Energy Project Part 13/16
Mr. Wirth: Rose, you’ve been a state regulator and an energy consultant and
part of the Energy Foundation Board. Is the constituency there?
And then we’re going to go to Jeff Bingaman. Is the constituency
being built there that’s going to help Jeff Bingaman pass the
energy legislation that’s so critically needed? Thank you for being
Rose James: Thank you, Senator. And on behalf of a variety of advocates in this
room from the state of Nevada, Senator Reid, before I begin, we
certainly have to extend our appreciation for your extraordinary
leadership in this regard. And for those of us who have been on the
ground, literally for now a couple of decades, this is indeed an
I think that we have, through the work over the last couple of
decades, built for you a very strong network of advocates who
understand these issues, who feel the pulse of the communities in
which they work and understand the challenges that we face with
this current economy, looking forward to what they believe are the
tremendous opportunities coming out of this technology.
You know, I’ve been focusing on policies at the state level for a
number of years. And we’ve put together what we think is a very
strong framework. But it has become increasingly clear over time
that what we really need is the federal leadership to make this
happen. We absolutely need to have a plan, and we absolutely need
to know that people on the ground are interested in the economic
development opportunities for them.
My colleagues at the Energy Foundation, as an example, have told
me that if we can move toward serious planning for transmission,
planning that will allow us on a regional basis to cooperate and
bring together this network of advocates, just in the state of
Nevada alone with two transmission lines, we could talk about up
to 2,000 megawatts of renewable development which would
translate into 16,000 construction jobs, 1,000 of those in
transmission alone, and then potentially 3,500 permanent jobs.
That is meaningful.
And the advocacy network that we have developed, in large
measure through philanthropy, could serve as a strong partner for
you in terms of making the advances that we need to achieve our
long-term goal which is outlined, once again, around the words on
this table clean energy, an abundant resource. And clearly, in the
state of Nevada, we have it all. We have geothermal, we have
solar, we have, you know, a tremendous opportunity for biomass
which we’ve not discussed here in any large measure. But we have
it, and we are ready and prepared to assist you in this regard.
Mr. Wirth: Senator Bingaman, you’ve been listening to a lot of inputs and a
lot of advice here. I hope this is helpful for your chore. And do you
have the public support for doing what you have to do?
Jeff Bingaman: Well, I think there’s great public support and a great opportunity,
obviously, to move toward a much more efficient system for use of
energy, a much more clean system for production of energy and
transmission of energy. And we need to sort through the difficult
questions of jurisdiction between the states and the federal
government. We need to be sure that the necessary authority exists
at the national level to do some of this planning that we’ve been
talking about as so essential and that Carl referred to.
And then I think we do have to be sure that we do it in a way that
helps us use the grid in the smartest possible way because the
great, as everyone recognizes and many have said around here,
President Clinton said it very well, the greatest near-term
opportunity is in saving energy. We can become much more
efficient in the way we use energy, and the smart grid will allow us
to do that if we just have the wit to figure out what the elements
are that will get us to a smart grid.
So I congratulate you on this conference and everyone who has
participated. I think there’s a strong consensus to move ahead
aggressively, and I hope we’re able to do that.
Mr. Wirth: Thank you very much, Senator. And that is a good summary for a
momentary pause. We had promised our good secretaries a noon
time witching hour. And I know that Secretary Salazar and
Secretary Chu have another session that they have to go to for a
lunch. And we promised our senators as well a similar time frame.
So let me see if I can just sort of set the engagement for the
remaining time together. We would like to get Michael Thaman
from Owens Corning to talk some about some of the technologies
that are available. And ask Nat Simons to give us a bit of a view on
his perspective of the role of outside philanthropy and advocacy to
get this to happen – and then close with Vice President Gore and
Boone Pickens and finally John Podesta.
National Clean Energy Project Part 13/16
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