Senator Reid to Showcase
Joining Senator Reid and Mr. Podesta on the tour will be Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff,
The clean energy tour will highlight three sites in the
I. Rob’s Ridge Solar Project – Bombard Electric has installed two solar powered emergency stations for use by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. This tour stop will showcase packaged solar panels being loaded onto helicopters for transportation to the top of Rob’s Ridge for installation.
II. MGM MIRAGE’s CityCenter – An informative visit to learn about the sustainability initiatives undertaken at one of the world’s largest green developments. Understand the objectives, the efforts and the challenges faced by an experienced developer that chose sustainability as its guide in building an unprecedented 18-million-square-foot project, now on track to achieve a combination of gold and silver LEED® ratings and features ranging from the first energy-generation on The Strip through an 8.5 megawatt natural-gas co-generation plant and the first-ever CNG-powered stretch limousines. CItyCenter has significantly advanced green building in this market by introducing hundreds of designers and vendors and thousands of construction trade and craftsmen to sustainable building techniques that can now be utilized at future developments in
Following the clean energy tour the participants will be making brief remarks regarding the importance of alternative energy sites such as those visited.
All participants joining the clean energy tour will be riding natural gas city buses. Media interested in attending should contact Wendy Zamaripa at moc.kaodnivrik@apiramazw. Space is limited and subject to availability.
The National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 taking place August 10-11 is being sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, US Senator Harry Reid and UNLV. For more information about
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