Powering Progress

August 24, 2015

National Clean Energy Summit 8.0

The eighth annual National Clean Energy Summit will bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students, to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs.  The day-long clean energy summit is cosponsored by US Senator Harry Reid, the Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Past Highlights

  • Summit 7.0

    NCES 7.0: Partnership & Progress was held on September 4, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Former Secretary Hillary Clinton was the keynote address with a fireside chat with John Podesta. Additional speakers included Secretary Tom Vilsack, Governor Jon Huntsman, Former Secretary Henry Cisneros and MGM CEO Jim Murren.

  • Summit 6.0

    NCES 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow was held on August 13, 2013, at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Summit 5.0

    NCES 5.0: The Power of Choice was held on August 7th, 2012, in Las Vegas at Bellagio. Visionaries including Tesla CEO Elon Musk came together with policy experts like Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to discuss how smart, clean energy choices can save consumers money, grow the economy, and address climate change. President Bill Clinton gave a keynote address on the importance of taking action now.

  • Summit 4.0

    NCES 4.0: The Future of Energy was held on August 30th, 2011, in Las Vegas at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter. In this video, U.S. Senator Harry Reid welcomes attendees to a day of speakers on smart investments in electricity production and delivery, energy efficient buildings and homes, and new clean energy sources that will lead to long-term savings, global economic competitiveness, and a diverse, thriving economy with high employment. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu gave keynote addresses on the importance of investing in the development of the clean energy economy in order to compete globally.

  • Summit 3.0

    NCES 3.0: Investing in American Jobs was held on September 7th, 2010, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. This summit continued the conversation about attracting much needed financing for new clean energy companies and new products that would put Americans back to work. It also featured Nevada clean energy success stories.

  • Summit 2.0

    NCES 2.0: Jobs and the New Economy was held on August 10th, 2009, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. U.S.Senator Harry Reid was joined by President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and many more to discuss the jobs that can be created by taking action now to build a clean energy economy.

  • Summit 1.5

    NCES 1.5: Building the New Economy was held on February 23rd, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington, DC. U.S. Senator Harry Reid was joined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and business leaders from Walmart, American Electric Power, and other companies. They concluded that a national clean energy infrastructure – including enhanced transmission and deployment of smart grid technology is essential to drive economic recovery, create good jobs, increase national security, reduce oil use, and protect the global environment.

  • Summit 1.0

    NCES 1.0 was held on August 19th, 2008 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. In this video, John Podesta, the Chair of the Center for American Progress, and U.S. Senator Harry Reid discuss the potential to make Nevada the epicenter for new clean energy technologies and the national imperative to build a clean energy economy that will create jobs, improve individual health, strengthen our national security, and clean our polluted air. President Bill Clinton’s keynote address urged Nevada to become the American clean energy capital. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke on his city’s clean energy innovations.