Congressman Horsford Hosts Clean Energy Jobs & Justice Forum in North Las Vegas with Department of Energy Secretary Granholm and Governor Sisolak

June 10, 2021
Press Release

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) held a roundtable with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, and local stakeholders to talk about job creation in the clean energy economy.

“Today, I was proud to welcome Secretary Granholm and Governor Sisolak to North Las Vegas to talk about the millions of good-paying union jobs that can be created in the clean energy economy,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “As our nation rebuilds from the pandemic, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in equity and infrastructure by passing the American Jobs Plan. I’m especially excited about the opportunities to strengthen our electric grid and bring new clean power sources to market, and I look forward to working with Secretary Granholm, Governor Sisolak, and the Nevada legislature to achieve our shared energy and job creation goals.”

During the roundtable, Congressman Horsford, Secretary Granholm, and Governor Sisolak spoke with local clean energy advocates and union leaders about the value of investing in the clean energy economy. The conversation included Congressman Horsford’s Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act, which would promote the construction of regionally significant electric transmission projects to bring clean power to markets across the nation.

Roundtable participants included:

  • Nevada State Senator Chris Brooks
  • Nevada Assemblywoman Danielle Monroe-Moreno
  • Doug Cannon, CEO, NV Energy
  • Rose McKinney James, McKinney-James & Associates
  • Ronnie Young, Political Director/Organizer, IBEW 357
  • Rudy Zamora, Program Director, Chispa Nevada
  • Verna Mandez, Deputy Director, Nevada Conservation League
  • David Bobzien. Director, Governor’s State Energy Office

A full video of the forum can be viewed here.
 

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