National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress
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Panel: RIPPLE EFFECT: GAME CHANGING CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENTS
Dan Klaich, Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education
Jamie Evans, Managing Director and Head of U.S. Eco Solutions, Panasonic
Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of Business Development at Tesla Motors
The “Ripple Effect: Game Changing Clean Energy Investments” brings the next generation of clean energy development into focus with an in-depth look at large, trend-setting investments in clean energy. A recent example of those game-changing investments is the “Gigafactory,” the Nevada-based lithium ion battery plant currently being constructed by Tesla and Panasonic.
The discussion will focus on how significant clean energy investments have dramatic positive impacts on the surrounding communities, including job creation, fostering entrepreneurship and building economic diversity. The panel will also provide an opportunity to discuss cooperation between the public and private sectors to prepare the workforce to match the needs of a growing clean energy economy, with the gigafactory highlighted as one of many models of success.