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Fifth Annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas to Focus on Clean Energy Choice, August 7
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ^ | July 31, 2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

Posted on 07/31/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT by mdittmar

Former President Bill Clinton to Give Keynote Address at Nation’s Premier Annual Clean Energy Conference

Las Vegas, NV — On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, “National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice” returns to Las Vegas at Bellagio Hotel & Resort for the nation’s foremost conversation about clean energy options. As a passionate advocate for energy alternatives, Former President Bill Clinton will give a keynote address during the summit about the importance of taking action and utilizing the power of choice when it comes to clean energy.

The annual conference is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), MGM Resorts International, the Clean Energy Project, Center for American Progress and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Visionaries like Tesla CEO Elon Musk come together with policy experts like Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to discuss how smart clean energy choices made by individuals, governments, and businesses can save consumers money, grow the economy, and improve our overall quality of life. 

“No state has more to gain from a clean energy future than Nevada and I am so pleased Las Vegas is again hosting the fifth National Clean Energy Summit,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “This year’s summit will focus on the potential to create a vibrant national clean energy marketplace when individuals, the private sector, and all levels of government exercise their ability to make responsible choices about what we want our energy future to look like—identifying and accelerating clean economic growth opportunities. I look forward to an enthusiastic dialogue on how Americans can continue to build a 21st century clean energy future and hope you can join us.”
Participants will have access to a range of panels featuring policymakers and industry leaders, presenting energy options that Americans can choose in order to stay competitive in the $2 trillion global clean energy market. The options these panels will put forward include driving immediate investments in our clean resources and policies to optimize renewable energy production, accelerating the production and ownership of alternative fuel vehicles, developing a smarter electricity grid, and investing in the research, development, deployment, and commercialization of new American-made clean-tech products.

“The investment decisions businesses make in the coming years are key to the future of our economy and our country,” said John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress. “To move the country forward, we must create American jobs and compete with other nations on a global scale to develop, produce, and sell the new clean energy technologies of the future.”  

The summit attracts clean energy leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, students, and the media to discuss how to empower the public with the tools to promote clean energy, increase energy independence, and create jobs.  

“Since 2008 these dynamic summits have become one of the country’s most visible and influential gatherings of leaders and creative policymakers who are helping to bring about the transformation to a clean energy economy,” said Lydia Ball, executive director of the Clean Energy Project. “The annual summits foster the most productive dialogues on one of the most pressing issues of our time.”

WHO:            “National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice” confirmed speakers include:  
•   Former President of the United States of America Bill Clinton
•   Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Leader
•   John Podesta, Chair and Counselor, Center for American Progress
•   Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International
•   Leo Gerard, President, United Steelworkers International
•   Elon Musk, President and CEO, Tesla
•   Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
•   Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association

More speakers to be announced soon.  

WHEN:         Tuesday, August 7, 2012
                      9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Bellagio Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, NV
                     3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
                     Las Vegas, NV 89109

REGISTER: To register for Summit 5.0, read more information about the panels and panelists, or view periodic updates and notices, please visit

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda21; cleanenergy; globalwarminghoax; harryreid

1 posted on 07/31/2012 5:50:57 PM PDT by mdittmar
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I can't figure this out,dems love unions,and they bring in bill.

Hey dem's,obama is the union guy!

2 posted on 07/31/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT by mdittmar
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Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed

25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely claimed that the money was for “green” energy

The Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, and that the company had also spent a large sum of money on lobbying. In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial amount of toxic waste at its abandoned facility in Milpitas, California. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a power plant, the company declared bankruptcy, and owed $1.5 million in back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a $400 million loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the company halted production and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a $43 million loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company filed for bankruptcy. After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan guarantees for Solar Trust of America so it could build solar power plants, the company filed for bankruptcy. Although Obama stated that all of the green energy companies that received taxpayer money were chosen “based solely on their merits,” the truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors and fundraisers, who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later approved for grants and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By November 2011, the Energy Department’s inspector general had begun more than 100 criminal investigations related to Obama’s stimulus.

3 posted on 07/31/2012 6:03:39 PM PDT by grundle
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Barry better be careful. It’s starting to look like Slick Willie is after Moochelle’s job.

4 posted on 07/31/2012 6:28:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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Scam and money laundering.

5 posted on 07/31/2012 6:34:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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With Clinton there, Vegas hookers will have to work double shifts.

6 posted on 07/31/2012 7:03:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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