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WEDNESDAY: Chu, Salazar, Vilsack to Participate in Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop

February 8, 2011 - 12:00am

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WASHINGTON, DC --- On Wednesday, February 9th the Department of Interior will host an onshore renewable energy workshop. The two-day conference will bring together stakeholders from across the government, renewable energy industry, and conservation community to discuss the administration's efforts to rapidly and responsibly stand-up renewable energy projects on our nation's public lands. 

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will open the workshop with a roundtable discussion about the Administration's work to build a clean energy economy. Immediately following the roundtable, the Secretaries will hold a press conference to discuss how President Obama's tax cuts are encouraging business investment and job creation in wind, solar and other renewable energy technologies.

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion on Renewable Energy
WHEN: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

9 am: Roundtable Discussion with Secretaries Salazar, Chu, Vilsack

10:15am: Press Conference

WHO: Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

WHERE: Department of the Interior

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, DC

MEDIA: All credentialed media are invited to cover the event. Please RSVP to interior_news@ios.doi.gov

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940

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