Feds, Reid talk clean energy at Las Vegas conference

Feds, Reid talk clean energy at Las Vegas conference

CREATED Aug. 13, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Clean energy policy, production and promotion are the focus of an annual conference being hosted in Las Vegas by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.

Federal Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are among headliners for the Tuesday event with the theme "Energizing Tomorrow."

The day-long conference at the Mandalay Bay resport is slated to feature panels talking about efforts to develop clean energy.

Federal Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff is scheduled to take part with Moniz in an opening panel.

Moniz's department holds the keys to the nation's research into renewable energy resources.

John Podesta, former President Bill Clinton's former chief of staff is due to talk about ways to make local communities more resilient to extreme weather. He's now the head of the Center for American Progress.