Two of the nation’s champions for clean energy, Senator Harry Reid and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, have teamed up to bring back the nation’s foremost clean energy conversation (Pictured: Senator Harry Reid Speaks at National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 – Photo credit: Isaac Brekken for Getty Images).
“National Clean Energy Summit 9.0: Integrating Innovation” will return to Las Vegas at the Bellagio Resort & Casino on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.
Industry executives, nonprofit advocates, thought leaders, public officials and bipartisan decision makers will once again come together to exchange ideas and build connections that will drive the integration and widespread deployment of new and innovative clean energy technologies that deliver economic and environmental benefits.
“For eight years, the National Clean Energy Summit was at the epicenter of this nation’s clean energy progress. Discussions at previous summits were vital to achieving the incredible innovation in clean energy we’ve seen since we held the first summit 10 years ago,” said Senator Harry Reid. “Now, more than ever, these conversations need to happen on a bipartisan basis, and I’m pleased one of the nation’s leading governors on clean energy and other issues important to Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval, has agreed to co-host the National Clean Energy Summit and continue the dialogue and encourage innovation.”
“I’m proud that Nevada is a leader in the clean energy conversation. The state has a history of collaboration and thoughtful discourse which results in effective policy-making and the Summit will provide a platform for energy leaders to come together to discuss new ideas and share best practices,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Energy storage, rooftop solar, battery technologies and renewable innovations are all playing a meaningful role in Nevada’s future. This Summit places Nevada in the spotlight of the clean energy conversation, which is exactly where it should be.”
Sponsored by Clean Energy Project and MGM Resorts International, National Clean Energy Summit 9.0 will feature a diverse set of respected policymakers and industry leaders as speakers and panelists. Past speakers at the Summit include Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk, and many more. More information about panels and speakers will follow.
“Now is the perfect time to bring back the National Clean Energy Summit,” said Karen Wayland, Executive Director of Clean Energy Project. “Greater deployment of clean energy resources requires a commitment from policymakers, investors, innovators and business leaders. As we’ve seen here in Nevada under the leadership of Governor Sandoval and Senator Reid, the states are taking the lead in promoting clean energy as a driver for economic development. The summit provides a national forum for exploring the clean energy innovations that create jobs, enhance national security, make the grid more reliable, and deliver solutions that will contribute to a stronger and safer world.”
With a theme of “Integrating Innovation,” this year’s event will focus on how to maximize the benefits of innovative clean energy technologies, how state and local governments have integrated clean energy solutions to benefit the public, how the military is incorporating advanced energy into its core mission, new ways to integrate innovation in building design and operation, the electric vehicle revolution, and how the developments of the past decade have dramatically changed the nation’s energy landscape.
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, said, “MGM Resorts is proud to host National Clean Energy Summit 9.0: Integrating Innovation at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Environmental responsibility is a core value of our company and as such we support the philosophy of clean energy and its critical importance in preserving the planet. This summit brings leaders together and forms the center of the national clean energy conversation. MGM will continue to advocate for the on-going development and innovation of clean energy and its role in our legacy for future generations.”
WHAT: “National Clean Energy Summit 9.0: Integrating Innovation”
WHEN: Friday Oct. 13, 2017
WHERE: Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
REGISTER: To register for National Clean Energy Summit 9.0 and for the latest information about the panels and panelists, please visit www.cleanenergysummit.org