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National and Local Leaders to Celebrate LA's Launch of America's Largest Rooftop Solar Program at LA Business Council's Sustainability Summit


Los Angeles Business Council:


      Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu (via video)
House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley
Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity
Tom Steyer, Co-Founding Director, Center for the Next Generation
Christian Wentzel, Co-Founder and CEO, Solar Provider Group


Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.



The 7th Annual Sustainability Summit brings together local and national business and political leaders to explore how to grow local jobs and achieve environmental achievements through cutting-edge clean energy and sustainability programs. Highlights of the Summit, including keynotes and panels, are below:


• 8 a.m. – Opening Remarks by Mayor Villaraigosa


• 8:30 a.m. – Clean Energy Investment, featuring: Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation; Lyndon Rive, CEO, Solar City; Tom Steyer, Center for the Next Generation


• 10 a.m. – Local Green Economy: Innovative Models for the Nation, featuring: Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, Christian Wentzel, Co-Founder and CEO, Solar Provider Group; JR DeShazo, Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA


• 12 p.m. – Regulating Market Success, featuring: Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission; Dennis Arriola, COO, SoCal Gas Company; Ron Nichols, General Manager, LADWP; State Senator Fran Pavley; State Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner


• 1:30 p.m. – Keynote Address by Rep. Xavier Becerra



The Getty – Harold M. Williams Auditorium
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Please contact Deepti Immaraju (310-974-6680 or for full agenda and speakers' list or to arrange individual interviews and parking.

for Los Angeles Business Council
Deepti Immaraju, 310-974-6680

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