Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Gov. Phil Bryant’s Energy Summit Dec. 5 at the Jackson Convention Center.
The summit is presented by the Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit policy group that seeks to diversify and expand Mississippi’s economic energy base. Gingrich, now a co-host of the CNN Crossfire television program, will deliver his keynote address during the luncheon and speak on “Smart Energy Today for Strength, Security and Sustainability Tomorrow.”
“Newt Gingrich is one of the premier thought leaders concerning energy development in our country, and we are honored that he would address our summit,” said Patrick Sullivan, president of the Mississippi Energy Institute. “His $2.50 a gallon energy plan during the 2012 Presidential campaign set off a nationwide discussion about the use of America’s energy resources, and that conversation continues today.”