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RELEASE: National Clean Energy Summit Announces Panel of Global Business Leaders Focused on Clean Energy Decisions for Businesses and the Economy
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RELEASE: National Clean Energy Summit Announces Panel of Global Business Leaders Focused on Clean Energy Decisions for Businesses and the Economy

“Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction” panel features former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, and Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren.

Las Vegas — The “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” will welcome three powerhouse decision makers for a new panel, “Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction,” during the summit at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 4.

These distinguished policymakers include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (R); former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, Secretary and Risky Business Committee Member Henry Cisneros; and Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren. They will discuss the effect of climate change from a business perspective, as well as sustainability efforts to ensure a strong economy. These key players will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and keynote speaker and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with other top policymakers and market leaders, to generate ideas that bring the public and private sectors together to lead further growth of our clean energy economy.

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 the nation’s electric grid, and reduce climate-changing pollution. The “Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction” panel will allow for a prospective look at how businesses assess the risks of climate change and how public-private partnerships in clean energy are simultaneously growing the economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This will also allow for a discussion of the risks posed by climate change to existing business models and why it is necessary from a business perspective to plan for those externalities.

The annual conference is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Reid, the 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 the 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 & Progress” confirmed speakers include:

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Leader
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • John Podesta, Counselor to President Barack Obama
  • Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Billy Parish, President, Mosaic
  • Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity
  • Matt Rogers, Co-Founder, Nest Labs
  • Daniel Yates, CEO, Opower
  • Former Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT)
  • Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Risky Business Committee Member
  • Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International

More speakers to be announced soon.

WHEN:                                

Thursday, September 4, 2014
9:00 a.m. PT – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

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

REGISTER:          

To register for the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 and for the latest information about the panels and panelists, please visit www.cleanenergysummit.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Clara Tsang: [email protected]
Taylor Fisher: [email protected]
Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100

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