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Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to Bay Area to Highlight State of the Union Address, Commitment to Clean Energy

January 31, 2012 - 7:38pm

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Washington, D.C. – As part of the Energy Department’s ongoing efforts to highlight President Obama’s State of the Union address and discuss the Obama Administration’s commitment to American energy resources and innovation, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will headline a groundbreaking ceremony for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s new Computational Research and Theory Facility, a cutting-edge supercomputing facility.  Secretary Chu will also host a State of the Union Town Hall and take questions from students and faculty at San Francisco State University.

The visit builds on President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, where President Obama presented a new era for American energy and outlined a blueprint for an American economy built to last, based on American-made energy resources and clean energy innovation.  He called for “an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy,” highlighting the innovations that have helped lead to advances in energy sources like natural gas, and reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to “the promise of clean energy.”

Details on Secretary Chu’s Visit:

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

WHAT:  Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to headline a groundbreaking ceremony for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s new Computational Research and Theory (CRT) Facility.

WHO: Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Paul Alivisatos, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Mark Yudof, President, University of California; and Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

WHEN:   Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 PM PT

WHERE: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA

RSVP: News media interested in attending should RSVP for access by contacting Jon Weiner, 510.486.4014 or jrweiner@lbl.gov.

State of the Union Town Hall at San Francisco State University

WHAT:  Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to host a State of the Union Town Hall meeting with students at San Francisco State University.  

WHO: Secretary Chu

WHEN:   Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 3:15 PM PT

WHERE: San Francisco State University, Science Building – Room 210, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA

RSVP: News media interested in attending should RSVP by contacting SFSU University Communications at 415-338-1665 or pubcom@sfsu.edu.  

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