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Senator Reid, Governor Sandoval and Industry Leaders join CEP in releasing Nevada Clean Energy Report proving NV is a Clean Energy Economic Hub

Media Advisory for
10:30 am Thursday, March 20, 2014

Contact: Clinton Pope, 702.480.6616       


Nevada Leaders, wind, solar, and geothermal sectors each plan major events in Nevada for 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada —Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past 6 years by Nevada’s widespread leadership and support for the clean energy economic sector. Senator Reid and Governor Sandoval will join CEP and industry leaders, Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, and Ken Johnson of the Solar Energy Industry Association in releasing Nevada’s latest clean energy report.

Nevada’s success story is documented in a new white paper from the Clean Energy Project, based in Las Vegas, and will be symbolized by four major trade conferences being held this year in Nevada. The National Clean Energy Summit, Solar Power International, WINDPOWER, and the National Geothermal Summit will all be held in Nevada in 2014.

These events will be discussed and highlighted by speakers at an event to release the white paper at 10:30 am this Thursday at the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign (entirely solar-powered since January).  


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association

Ken Johnson, Vice President of Communications, Solar Energy Industries Association

Lydia Ball, Executive Director, Clean Energy Project, Las Vegas, Nevada

Also present to represent the companies involved in Nevada’s $5 billion-dollar boom in clean energy and available for interviews will be:

Kathy Weiss, VP of Federal Affairs, and James Woodruff, VP of State and Local Affairs, FirstSolar

Paul Hemsath, Vice President Corporate Assets & Control, Gradient Resources (geothermal)

Heidi Bethel, Public Relations Manager, Ormat Technologies Inc. (geothermal)

George Hardie, developer of Pattern Energy’s Spring Valley Wind Farm


White paper with updated statistics on renewable energy’s economic benefits to Nevada, and details of major upcoming events to be held in the state.


“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, 5200 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV


10:30 a.m. Pacific, Thursday, March 20, 2014


Nevada leaders and the wind, solar, and geothermal energy industries are helping make Nevada a national hub for renewable energy and hosting their annual events in Nevada.

The American Wind Energy Association will bring North America’s leading wind energy conference and exposition, WINDPOWER, to the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, May 5-8, 2014.

The Geothermal Energy Association will hold its National Geothermal Summit in Reno, Aug. 5-6, 2014.

The National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 will be held in Las Vegas in early September 2014. Senator Reid will be announcing the event soon.

The Solar Energy Industry Association will hold its flagship annual event, Solar Power International, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 20-23, 2014.


Clinton Pope, 702.480.6616,


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