Tweeting Reid

On July 30, Sen. Harry Reid hosted a Twitter town hall, in which participants Tweeted questions to the senator using hashtag #AskReidNCES. The online town hall was used in preparation of the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0, which will take place in Las Vegas on August 7.

The first Twitter town hall took place on July 25, so there were already Tweets to Reid over the weekend, including several from local electric car advocate Bob Tregilus, who said: “Feed-in tariffs are more laissez-faire than tax credits, RPS, RFP, loans: No German Solyndras. Why not in US?” Young Professionals in Energy Nevada asked several questions, including “What steps can be taken to educate and train students and displaced workers for careers in renewable energy?” The Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization inquired: “For [renewable energy] technology tomorrow, we must innovate today. What is on tap to help entrepreneurs and companies grow?”

But many of the Tweets were requests for Reid to support the “Audit the Fed” measure rather than inquiries on sustainability efforts, as well as questions about job creation, hashtagged with #tcot (“Top conservatives on Twitter”).

To view all of the Tweets and Reid’s responses, visit and look up the hashtag #AskReidNCES.