On August 7th, the Fifth Annual National Clean Energy Summit located at the Bellagio Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada will take place to discuss the nation’s clean energy options. This event is hosted by the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), as well as MGM Resorts, the Clean Energy Project, Center for American Progress, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Hearing Senator Reid speak about the event, he states that “No state has more to gain from a clean energy future than Nevada and I am so pleased Las Vegas is again hosting the fifth National Clean Energy Summit.”
The theme of this year’s summit is “National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice.” The focus of this years event is to show how clean energy decisions made by a variety of groups can save consumers money, create jobs, grow the economy, release our foreign energy dependency, and improve the overall quality of our environment. There will be a great focus on the economics of clean energy and how to grow this sector so it can be cost competitive in future markets.
To lead the Keynote address, former President Bill Clinton will speak on behalf of clean energy with his experience in the Clinton Global Initiative he started six years ago. Participants at the event will be able to learn about policy and the industry through the leaders of each field. There will be constant discussion going on throughout the Summit about making responsible choices on what we want our energy future to look like.
Who: Speakers will include- John Podesta, Chair and Counselor for the Center for American Progress; Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO for MGM Resorts International; Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers International; Elon Musk, President and CEO of Tesla; Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association.
When: Tuesday, August 7, 2012; 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Where: Bellagio Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, NV; 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Register: If you are interested in registering for the summit or to get more information of panels and panelists, please visit Clean Energy Summit.