After a long weekend at Power Shift 2009, I'm pretty exhausted. I'll publish a full recap soon of today's historic events at Capitol Hill, which saw thousands of young activists brave snow to storm the Capitol to rally for a clean, just energy future and a robust new energy economy and hold more than 350 lobby visits with representatives from all 50 states. Several young leaders also delivered powerful testimony to the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming while many more joined the 2,500 citizens who simultaneously risked arrest to protest dirty energy sources like coal at the Capitol Power Plant that heats the U.S. capitol with coal and natural gas.
For now, here's a collection of sights and sounds from the weekend at Power Shift 2009 (many courtesy of the amazing Power Shift media team), including videos of keynote speakers including EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Congressman Ed Markey and celebrated green jobs advocate, Van Jones.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson:
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar:
Director of Green for All, Van Jones:
Congressman Ed Markey, Chair of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming:
Photos of the weekend from Flickr and the many attendees and citizen journalists snapping pictures throughout Power Shift 2009:
More videos here and photos here and here. I've also been reporting daily from Power Shift 2009 at the Energy Collective and WattHead - Energy News and Commentary, so head to either for more coverage.