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"National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow" Welcomes Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to August 13 Conference Line Up

Former California Governor Joins Discussion on Future of Clean Energy

Las Vegas — “National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow” is pleased to welcome former California  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the annual conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 13. Governor Schwarzenegger will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and featured speakers Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to lead the nation’s foremost clean energy conversation. 

Governor Schwarzenegger will add a regional perspective to the clean energy discussion and this year’s theme, “Energizing Tomorrow,” which will focus on the importance of making clean energy choices that will have a positive effect on the future.   

Schwarzenegger will join  Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to discuss what states are doing today and what can they do differently to create a good business environment for investments in renewable energy, distributed generation, clean fuels, and clean energy infrastructure as a part of the Clean Energy Solutions in States panel.

The conference is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Center for American Progress, Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

An annual event with a history for driving the clean energy conversation forward, the summit attracts clean energy leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens and students to discuss how to empower the public with the tools to promote clean energy, increase energy independence, and create jobs.  
 

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

Senator 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

Senator Byron Dorgan, Former Senator, North Dakota and Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center

Senator Timothy Wirth, Former Senator, Colorado, Former Under Secretary of State, and Vice Chair, United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor, California

Governor Martin O’Malley, Governor, Maryland

Governor Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor, Michigan

Rep. Bob Inglis, Former Congressman, South Carolina and Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative  

Jon Wellinghoff, Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Greg Abel, Chairman, President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Phyllis Cuttino, Director of Clean Energy Program, PEW Charitable Trusts

Reid Detchon, Executive Director of the 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 and 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  

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Debra Reed, Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy

Chris Saldaña, Las Vegas TV Anchor/Host

Dr. Neal Smatresk, President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Tom Steyer, Business Leader and Investor

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce, Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (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 (BNEF)
 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 

WHERE:  Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109
 

REGISTER: To register for general admission or as an exhibitor for Summit 6.0, read more information about the panels and panelists, or view periodic updates and notices, please visit cleanenergysummit.org.
 

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