LAS VEGAS - October 10, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Hawaii Governor David Ige, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Tina Quigley, Chief Executive Officer of Valley Electric Association, Inc. Tom Husted and Former Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Chris Deschene, join the prestigious speaker lineup at the "National Clean Energy Summit 9.0: Integrating Innovation" (NCES 9.0) at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 13.
The speakers join former Senator Harry Reid and Governor Brian Sandoval for a day-long discussion about maximizing the benefits of innovative clean energy technologies, how state and local governments have integrated clean energy solutions to benefit the public, the electric vehicle revolution and how the developments of the past decade have dramatically changed the nation's energy landscape.
Julian Castro served as the 16th Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Barack Obama. Prior to HUD, Castro served as Mayor of the City of San Antonio, and during his tenure, he became known as a national leader in urban development.
Governor David Ige has been governor of Hawaii since 2014. In 2015, he signed into law what has been called the nation's most aggressive clean energy goal – to generate 100 percent of electricity sales from renewable resources by 2045. At NCES 9.0, he will join Governors Sandoval, Baker and Brown via Skype for a vibrant discussion about how states are deploying clean energy solutions during "States Leading the Charge."
Tina Quigley is the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada. As such, she has embraced and pushed for sweeping technological advances, advocated for future planning and built critical partnerships to position the region for ongoing and sustained economic vibrancy. During the Summit, Quigley will give a presentation about how new technology impacts vehicles during "Charging Ahead with Electric Vehicle Innovation."
Tom Husted has been the Chief Executive Officer of Valley Electric Association, Inc. since November 2006. During his panel, "Clean Energy & Rural Communities," Husted will discuss how to ensure that rural communities are not left behind during the clean energy transformation and how rural utilities can help create the platform that allows rural communities to participate in the 21st century economy.
Chris Deschene is a member of the Navajo Nation who is well respected by his peers, tribal leaders, business leaders and Indian Country. As the former Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, he oversaw the development and deployment of key initiatives to spur investment, deployment and management of Indian Country energy projects in the Lower 48 states and Alaska. Deschene will join Tom Husted on the "Clean Energy & Rural Communities" panel.
The National Clean Energy Summit is co-sponsored each year by the Clean Energy Project and MGM Resorts International and features world-class speakers and panelists. In its ninth year, the Summit has become the nation's foremost clean energy conversation. This year's speakers include:
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Bellagio Resort & Casino
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
For the latest information about the panels and panelists and to register for National Clean Energy Summit 9.0, please visit cleanenergysummit.org/registration.
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