Governor’s annual energy summit kicked off Monday

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – The 7th annual Governor’s Energy Summit is underway, and more than 1,200 people are expected for the two-day event.

One of the big speakers is former energy secretary Doctor Ernest Moniz.

Dr. Moniz spoke about some of the challenges and advancements happening towards a low-carbon future.

The point of the summit is bringing all sides together to find out what needs to be done and how it can pay off for state economies.

One of his points is that renewables won’t be the entire solution and other formers of energy will be key.

Dr. Moniz said that things like efficiency and retrofitting buildings tends to employ a lot of people while having a big payoff in reducing emotions.

The governor’s advisors said the reason for the summit is to bring those ideas forward, but also find a faster way to get them going.

“We’re going to have terrific conversations about how we collaborate to bring forward solutions. My hope is that we are going to see that we are going to see people aligning and coming together to create that pathway,” said Dr. Laura Nelson, governor’s energy advisor.

The event continues Tuesday with include Governor Herbert and leaders from neighboring states.

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