Summit Speakers

Jennifer L. Taylor, Esq. brings nearly 20 years of legal experience in environmental, insurance, construction and construction defect law practice to the discussion of clean and renewable energy development in Nevada. Jennifer understands the impact of policy and regulation on Nevada’s citizens from work, including representing homeowners living over one of Nevada’s largest groundwater contamination sites.  She has been a member of the environmental law sections in both Washington and Nevada, a member of Nevada’s Energy, Utilities and Communications section, and a LEED Certified Green Associate. Taylor served on the board of Nevada Conservation League board chair from 2010 to 2013, and as board chair from 2010 to 2013. Taylor was campaign manager for Horsford for Congress where she oversaw the day-to-day operations for, then sitting, U.S. Representative Steven Horsford. Prior to taking over the campaign in July 2014, she served as his political director, engaging with stakeholders throughout Nevada.  Taylor served as the executive director for Clean Energy Project from 2015 to 2017, and now consults with Clean Energy Project, Advanced Energy Economy and other clean energy and clean tech organizations and companies on state policy and programs. Taylor moved to Nevada in 1995 to serve as law clerk for Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert E. Rose.   Taylor is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme court, as well as state and federal courts in Nevada, Washington, California, and Texas. Taylor has a J.D., cum laude, from University of Houston Law Center, B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and is a graduate of both Leadership Las Vegas and Emerge Las Vegas.  Taylor served as the Vice Chair for the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee of the New Energy Industry Task Force, is currently a member of the City of Las Vegas’ City Manager’s Energy Advisory Committee, and a member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group for the Reno based coalition Sustainability Partners in Northern Nevada.   Most recently, Taylor was named by Governor Sandoval to his Committee on Energy Choice, and is the Chair of that Committee’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology in Renewable Energy Development, which will be tasked with making recommendations and proposal for actions that may need to be taken should the Energy Choice Initiative pass a second time and be amended into the Nevada Constitution.  

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