On August 30, Roger Platt, Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Law at U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), will speak at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 alongside clean energy leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Navy Sec. Ray Mabus.

Platt will present on the future of energy, discussing energy consumption and waste in the United States and how green building retrofits can save energy and create new jobs and new industries for employment. Platt will not only highlight the facts about energy waste in the Western world, but also recommended practical and economically-sound policy solutions to harness the low-hanging fruits of energy efficiency. He will also discuss how USGBC is working to grow the green economy and ensure a more evenly distributed future by instigating and accelerating a revolution of innovation in the building sector.

Co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), this year's summit will focus on America's clean energy future.

In its fourth year, The National Clean Energy Summit will once again bring together veteran business executives, energy policy innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and senior public officials from both parties, along with citizens and students, to discuss the future of our nation's energy in an effort to help speed adoption of more family friendly energy policies, make our nation more competitive in the global clean energy economy and enhance our national security.

The event will be held at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be available via live stream webcast at www.cleanenergysummit.org beginning at 9 a.m. PT/noon EST.