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ADVISORY: Upcoming ‘National Clean Energy Summit 6.0’ to Focus on the Future of Clean Energy
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ADVISORY: Upcoming ‘National Clean Energy Summit 6.0’ to Focus on the Future of Clean Energy

Las Vegas, NV — On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, the National Clean Energy Summit returns to Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to focus on the future of clean energy with “National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow.” President Barack Obama’s new cabinet members, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, will be featured during the summit.

The annual conference is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Clean energy visionaries, business leaders, students, and elected officials will convene this year to discuss how smart, clean energy choices made by individuals, governments, and businesses can save consumers money, grow the economy, and create jobs.


“National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow” confirmed speakers include:

  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Leader
  • John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • Secretary Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy
  • Secretary Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
  • Sen. Byron Dorgan, former Senator, North Dakota; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Sen. Trent Lott, former Senator, Mississippi; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Sen. Timothy Wirth, former Senator, Colorado; former Under Secretary of State; Vice Chair, United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund
  • Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD)
  • Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Governor, Michigan
  • Rep. Bob Inglis, former Congressman, South Carolina; Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
  • Jon Wellinghoff, Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC
  • Greg Abel, Chairman, President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
  • Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Phyllis Cuttino, Director of Clean Energy Program, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition
  • Benjamin Fowke, Chairman, President and CEO, Xcel Energy
  • Arno Harris, CEO, Recurrent Energy
  • Eric Heitz, President, The Energy Foundation
  • Lisa Jackson, Vice President for Environmental Initiatives, Apple; former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
  • Maria LaRosa, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
  • Doug Larson, Executive Director, Western Interstate Energy Board
  • Kate Marshall, Treasurer, State of Nevada
  • Rose McKinney-James, Chair, Clean Energy Project
  • Patricia Mulroy, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Matthew Nordan, Vice President, Venrock (Venture Capital Firm)
  • Cindy Ortega, Chief Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts International
  • Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA
  • Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Debra Reed, Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy
  • Chris Saldaña, Las Vegas TV Anchor/Host
  • Neal Smatresk, President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Tom Steyer, business leader and investor
  • Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce, Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA
  • Chris Taylor, Executive Director, West Coast Infrastructure Exchange
  • Michael Yackira, President and CEO, NV Energy
  • Ethan Zindler, Head of Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, or BNEF


Tuesday, August 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. PT – 6:00 p.m. PT


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Media interested in attending “National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow” must contact Camille Yameen at 702.737.3100 or [email protected] for credentials.