The 7th annual National Clean Energy Summit will take place on Sept. 4, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada. The day-long Summit is the nation’s foremost clean energy conversation. The event will bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students, to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs.
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 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 distinguished policymakers in attendance include former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 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 and keynote speaker 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 leading to further growth of our clean energy economy.
Other Confirmed speakers include:
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
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