MGM chief touts business advantages of clean energy

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren said many convention guests and other visitors have come to his Las Vegas properties because the company has embraced clean energy initiatives.

His remarks came Monday in a teleconference with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to update reporters on the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit scheduled Sept. 4 for Mandalay Bay, an MGM property.

Murren, whose company is Nevada's largest private employer, said MGM has invested millions of dollars in an effort to become a better steward of the environment. The investments included award-winning conservation measures at CityCenter and installation of one of the world's largest rooftop solar photovoltaic arrays at Mandalay Bay.

MGM also has begun installing charging stations for electric cars, and is a partner in a proposed 20,000-seat arena scheduled to open in 2016 that is also expected to contain energy-saving designs..

"We have learned this is good business sense," Murren said of the company's clean energy programs.

The conference will feature a keynote address from former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Other speakers are expected to include White House counselor John Podesta, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros.

 


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