A conservative clean energy summit will descend on Washington this week to show "it's OK" for Republicans to support wind and solar.
The summit, backed by groups representing young conservative and Christian voters, will hear from a number of Republican lawmakers who support renewable energy and want conservatives to take back leadership from the Left on the subject, and to some degree climate change.
Former presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tops the list of Republicans addressing the Conservative Clean Energy Summit being held Thursday on Capitol Hill. Graham will be joined by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a key Republican advocate for wind energy subsidies and senior member on the Senate Finance Committee.
Other Republicans addressing the summit will include Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dean Heller of Nevada. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Leo Goff, who now serves on the Military Advisory Board for the Washington think tank Center for Naval Analyses, also will address the summit.