National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress


Mandalay Bay           September 4th, 2014           9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT 



Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton






Leapfrogging Technology

The "Leapfrogging Technology" panel will concentrate on how continued research and development in clean energy technology has resulted in exponential advances. The panel will also discuss technologies to bring electricity to climate change vulnerable areas in the developing world.

Arun Majumdar, VP of Energy, Google

Dymphia Van Der Lans, CEO, Clinton Climate Initiative

Yoram Bronicki, President, Ormat Technologies

Francesco Venturini, CEO and General Manager, Enel Green Power

Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director, General Electric


Grid Partnership

The Grid Partnership Panel will explore the role utility companies play in the development and transmission of clean energy resources and discuss ways to make the electric grid more robust, resilient and able to accommodate more renewable energy. In addition, the panel will also consider whether current federal and state energy policies are adequate for taking advantage of the nation’s abundant clean energy resources.

Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Rocky Mountain Institute

Paul Caudill, President, NV Energy

Lynn Good, President and CEO, Duke Energy

Patricia Wagner, President and CEO, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power




User Friendly Clean Energy

The User Friendly Clean Energy Panel will discuss the range of new energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and innovative financing tools that are empowering consumers to choose clean energy.

Rose McKinney James, Chair, Clean Energy Project Board of Directors

Billy Parish, Founder & President, Mosaic

Lyndon Rive, Co-founder & CEO, SolarCity

Ben Bixby, General Manager of Energy Services, Nest Labs

Daniel Yates, Founder & CEO, Opower


Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Carbon Reduction

Assessing and managing risk is how the private sector and government are able to remain productive and successful in an increasingly complex and unpredictable global economy.  This panel will take a prospective look at how businesses assess the risks of climate change and why it is necessary to begin planning today.  This will allow for a discussion about the risks posed by climate change to business models and infrastructure, which may stretch businesses’ financial resources in unexpected ways. The panel will also consider how public-private partnerships in clean energy are growing the economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama

Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Jon Huntsman, former Governor of Utah

James J. Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

Dina Titus, Congresswoman

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress