“NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 8.0: POWERING PROGRESS” ANNOUNCES FINAL LINEUP OF SPEAKERS

The nation’s foremost clean energy discussion returns to Las Vegas Aug. 24 to address the growth and future of the clean energy economy

LAS VEGAS - "National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress" returns to Las Vegas Monday, Aug. 24 at Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center with a dynamic lineup of panel discussions and guest speakers including President Barack Obama as the esteemed keynote. Newly added guest speakers include Congresswoman Dina Titus, serving the First Congressional District of Nevada, James Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of First Solar, Paul Caudill, President and Chief Executive Officer of NV Energy, Len Jessup, President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.


Clean energy advocates, business leaders, public officials and bipartisan decision makers will assemble to explore solutions for the advancement of the clean energy economy through innovation, investment and strengthened collaboration. Over the past several years, Nevada has rapidly become a leader in renewable energy deployment and innovation, making the Silver State the pulse of the clean energy movement and a natural location for government, business and advocacy leaders to unite and drive further action.

"National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress" is co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In its eighth year, the Summit has become the nation's premier clean energy conversation, with past speakers including Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk and many more.

WHAT: "National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress"

WHO: President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
U.S. Senator Harry Reid
John Podesta, Former Counselor to President Barack Obama
Secretary Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy
Dan Klaich, Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)
Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of Business Development at Tesla Motors
Jamie Evans, Managing Director at Panasonic Eco Solutions
Dr. Ellen Williams, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
Thomas Voss, Chairman of Smart Wires
Amy Ericson, Country President for the United States at Alstom
Susan Kennedy, CEO and Board Member of Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress
Jill Ritter, Former Governor of Colorado
Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor of Los Angeles
Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors
Geisha Williams, President of Electric Operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Rose McKinney-James, Managing Principal at Energy Works
Charles Cicchetti, Ph. D., co-founder of the Pacific Economics Group
Lisa Wood, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI) and Vice President of The Edison Foundation
Congresswoman Dina Titus, serving the First Congressional District of Nevada
James Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of First Solar
Paul Caudill, President and Chief Executive Officer of NV Energy
Len Jessup, President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

REGISTER: To register for the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 and for the latest information about the panels and panelists, please visit cleanenergysummit.org.

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