LAS VEGAS (AP) - A high-profile cast of politicians and alternative energy leaders are meeting in Las Vegas to talk about prospects for the fledgling industry.
Quick hopes for employment in alternative energy went bust quickly over the past year as credit markets seized up, orders for major projects were canceled and workers in solar and wind industries were laid off.
But unions, major manufacturers and researchers on Monday are joining politicians and others to plan for what comes next.
Organizers say they plan to define an agenda that pushes clean energy and creates jobs.
Those Scheduled to appear at the second National Clean Energy Summit include Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, former President Bill Clinton and Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.