Senator Reid and CAP’s Podesta On Upcoming “National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy”

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WHAT: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will join Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta on Wednesday, August 10, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for a news teleconference to preview the upcoming “National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy.” They will address the theme of this year’s summit and the impact past summits have had on shaping today’s clean energy policy, as well as efforts to boost clean tech jobs.

The summit will occur on Tuesday, August 30, at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter. Co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), and UNLV, this year’s National Clean Energy Summit will once again convene veteran business executives, energy policy innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and senior public officials from both parties, along with citizens, and students, to discuss the future of our nation’s energy in an effort to adopt more advanced energy policies, create jobs, and make our nation more competitive in the global clean energy economy.

Notable speakers at this year’s summit include Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, California Governor Jerry Brown, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, and MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren.

WHO:    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
WHO:    John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 10, 2011
WHEN:  1:00 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT

RSVP:     Please contact Wendy Zamaripa at (702) 737-3100 or wzamaripa@kirvindoak.com to request the teleconference information.