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August 11, 2014

Panel to Feature Renewable Energy Visionaries From Leading Technology and Clean Energy Organizations


Las Vegas, NV— “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” is pleased to announce an influential panel of executives from leading technology and clean energy companies to the seventh annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4. These visionaries 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.

Moderated by Dr. Arun Majumdar, VP of Energy at Google, the“Leapfrogging Technology” panel will concentrate on how continued research and development in clean energy technology has resulted in exponential advances. The panel will also discuss technologies to bring electricity to climate change-vulnerable areas in the developing world.

Panelists include Dymphia Van Der Lans, CEO of Clinton Climate Initiative; Yoram Bronichi, President of Ormat Technologies, a leading provider for geothermal energy and recovered energy; Francesco Venturini, CEO and General Manger of Enel Green Power, a renewable energy generation company with a global presence; and Deb Frodl, who leads business strategy to drive clean energy innovation and profitable growth as Global Executive Director of General Electric.

In addition, Congresswoman Dina Titus, a champion for clean energy legislation, joins the speaker line-up and will introduce the “User Friendly Clean Energy” panel.

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 changing 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)
  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
  • John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama
  • Jon Huntsman, former Governor of Utah
  • Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Risky Business Committee Member
  • Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • Rose McKinney-James, Clean Energy Project
  • Billy Parish, Mosaic
  • Lyndon Rive, SolarCity
  • Matt Rogers, Nest Labs
  • Daniel Yates, Opower
  • Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Paul Caudill, NV Energy
  • Lynn Good, Duke Energy
  • Patricia Wagner, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
  • Arun Majumdar, Google
  • Dymphia Van Der Lans, Clinton Climate Initiative
  • Yoram Bronicki, Ormat Technologies
  • Francesco Venturini, Enel Green Power
  • Deb Frodl, General Electric
  • Dina Titus, Congresswoman

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


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Kate Whiteley

Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100

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