President Obama announced seven large solar and wind projects in the west will be expedited. The announcement comes on the first day of the national clean energy summit.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid kicked off the renewable energy summit in Las Vegas with a call to replace coal with wind and solar.
"Every year we spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying coal from other states to burn in Nevada," Reid said. "It’s time to make a different choice a choice that brings new clean energy industries and jobs to Nevada, a choice to invest in our own natural resources."