Hillary to keynote Vegas clean energy summit

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote address at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas this September.

The National Clean Energy Summit, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and liberal think tank Center for American Progress, will be held on Sept. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

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"I am delighted to welcome Secretary Clinton to Nevada for our seventh National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4 in Las Vegas,” Reid said on a call with reporters Friday.

Reid touted Clinton's commitment to fighting climate change and boosting the nation's renewable energy resources.
 
“Secretary Clinton has been a staunch supporter of bolstering our national security and protecting our climate by deploying clean and renewable energy resources," Reid said. "She understands the energy issues we are facing in the U.S. and around the world and I look forward to her valuable contribution to this conversation in September.”

While Clinton — a likely 2016 presidential contender — has expressed support for clean energy initiatives, she remains mum on her position regarding the contentious Keystone XL pipeline.