National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 Adds Policymakers & Energy Experts to Speaker Lineup, Sept. 4

Counselor to President Obama John Podesta and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Join Keynote Hillary Rodham Clinton During Annual Clean Energy Discussion in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV — "National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress" is pleased to announce two additional speakers to the seventh annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4. Top policymakers and industry leaders will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and keynote speaker former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to generate ideas that bring the public and private sectors together leading to further growth of our clean energy economy.


As Counselor to President Barack Obama, Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, and former Chair and President of Center for American Progress, John Podesta has a broad perspective on clean energy policy. John has been a featured speaker during all of the previous Summits.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will also join the clean energy conversation with a rich understanding of the effects of climate change on farming, and ideas about developing a resilient economy in a carbon constrained world.

Recognized as the nation's foremost clean energy conversation, this year's summit aims to highlight how the private sector and government collaborate to deploy clean energy, invest in innovation, modernize our nation's electric grid, and reduce climate pollution.

The annual conference is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Clean energy visionaries, business leaders, public officials, and advocates will convene this year to discuss the future of our nation's clean energy economy and the progress we have made through innovation, investment in infrastructure, and greater collaboration.


WHO: "National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership and Progress" confirmed speakers include:
• Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
• Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
• John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama
• Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
• Billy Parish, Mosaic
• Lyndon Rive, SolarCity
• Matt Rogers, Nest Labs
• Daniel Yates, Opower

More speakers to be announced soon.

WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 2014
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

REGISTER: To register for Summit 7.0 and for the latest information about the panels and panelists, please visit www.cleanenergysummit.org

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