From Green Right Now Reports
As the economy shows early signs of picking back up, commentators are abuzz about whether the revival will be a “job less” recovery.
Green advocates hope the recovery with come not just with jobs, but with new employment in clean energy, alternative power and other green industries.
Green jobs will be back atop the agenda at the Clean Energy Summit 2.0 next Monday in Las Vegas. The second annual summit, again hosted by US Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and the Center for American Progress Action Fund has attracted a long list of dignitaries and green leaders.
Summit leaders announced today that former President Bill Clinton will attend, along with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Others already on the list of those expected:
- Vice President Al Gore
- United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
- White House Council on Environmental Quality Special Advisor Van Jones
- Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell
- Tim Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund
- T. Boone Pickens, energy executive
- General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman, Growth Energy
- Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
- John Woolard, CEO, Bright Source Energy
- Marc Porat, Chairman of the Board, Serious Materials
- Dr. Stephanie Burns, President and CEO, Dow Corning
- Terry O’Sullivan, President, Laborers’ International Union of North America
- Lucien Bronicki, Founder, Ormat Technologies
- Stephen Roell, President and CEO, Johnson Controls
- Rose McKinney James, Energy Foundation Board
- Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford
- Danny Thompson, Nevada AFL
- Michael Yackira, President and CEO, NV Energy
- Keith Schwer, UNLV Economist