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Interior Secretary Jewell to Deliver Keynote Address at National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow


Secretary to Highlight Interior’s Commitment to President’s Climate Action Plan;  Discuss Departmental Goal to Double Down on Renewable Energy on Public Lands by 2020


08/12/2013



WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 13, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 in Las Vegas, NV. Secretary Jewell will discuss the President's Climate Action Plan and important conservation and mitigation measures Interior is implementing as it works to promote domestic energy on public lands.

The Summit, now in its 6th year is an annual conference hosted by Senator Harry Reid, MGM Resorts International, the Clean Energy Project, Center for American Progress and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This year's Summit will bring together clean energy leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens and students to discuss the importance of making clean energy choices that will have a positive impact on the future, strengthen our nation's energy independence and create jobs. For more information on the summit, visit www.cleanenergysummit.org.

Prior to Secretary Jewell's keynote, she will join Senator Harry Reid and representatives from K Road Power, the Moapa Tribe and the Sierra Club to discuss progress of the K Road Moapa Solar Project in development on tribal trust land of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Clark County, Nevada. As part of President Obama's commitment to strengthen tribal communities, the project was the first-ever, utility-scale solar project approved for development on tribal lands.

EVENT 1

WHO:
Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Lydia Ball, Executive Director of Clean Energy Project
Bruce Nilles, Senior Director of Beyond Coal at Sierra Club
Eric Lee, Acting Chairman from Moapa Tribe
Gerrit Nicholas, Managing Partner, K-Road Solar Power Representative

WHAT:
Press Conference to Kick Off National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow

WHERE:
NCES Media Room at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Mandalay Bay Ballroom D
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 8:30am PT
 
MEDIA:
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than Monday, August 12 at 6:00pm EDT.



EVENT 2

WHO:
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

WHAT:
Keynote Address at National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow

WHERE:
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Main room of the convention center
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 1:30pm PT

MEDIA:
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP here no later than Monday, August 12 at 6:00pm EDT.

NOTE:
This event will be live streamed for remote coverage at http://www.cleanenergysummit.org

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