The 3rd Annual 2016 Intermountain Energy Summit took place Aug. 9-10, 2016 in Idaho Falls. The summit was a complete success. Idaho Falls mayor Rebecca Casper helped host the envent which featured among other speakers, NPR’s host and producer of Living on Earth, Steve Curwood, and second day keynote speaker Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress.
John Kotek, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Mark Peters, director of the Idaho National Laboratory, Maria Korsnick, COO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, as well as Rep. Mike Simpson, U.S. Representative and Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Water and Energy, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, and Gov. Butch Otter also gave powerful presentations and answered questions.
The summit featured many other policy makers and community leaders. It focused on clean energy sources such as nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, and other coal alternatives, as well as the latest innovations in energy storage and new technology.