Bellagio to host annual Clean Energy Summit featuring Bill Clinton, Sen. Reid

Last year's National Clean Energy Summit, held at ARIA, featured a panel discussion with MGM Resorts Chairman Jim Murren and other key sustainability leaders.

BELLAGIO – National leaders from the public and private sectors will gather at the resort to talk sustainability this summer for the fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit.

Former President Bill Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Tesla electric car manufacturer CEO Elon Musk (also the co-founder of SpaceX) and others will present at the Aug. 7 event. This year’s conference, titled “National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice,” is hosted by Senator Reid, MGM Resorts International, the Clean Energy Project, Center for American Progress, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“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,” Senator Reid said. “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.”

Panel discussions with policymakers and industry leaders and visionaries will be conducted to discuss how clean energy choices can be made by governments, businesses and individuals to save money, grow the economy, and improve the overall quality of life. Rose McKinney-James, a member of the MGM Resorts Board of Directors and a Clean Energy Project member, will again serve as a moderator. Click through to see the full panel of speakers. 

  • Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States
  • Senator Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader (D-NV)
  • Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts
  • John Podesta, Chair and Counselor for the Center for American Progress
  • Leo Gerard, President of United Steelworkers International
  • Elon Musk, President and CEO of Tesla
  • Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Denise Bode, CEO of American Wind Energy Association
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