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June 15, 2011
THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's Finish Line


Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will welcome the sponsors and 16 student teams participating in EcoCAR: the NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate student engineering competition that focuses on advanced vehicle technologies that minimize fuel consumption and emissions, to the Finish Line at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.  At the Finish Line, Secretary Chu will tour the vehicles on display and speak with the students who engineered and built them. 

June 3, 2011
Secretary Chu to Travel to Russia Next Week

Secretary of Energy to focus on U.S.-Russian cooperation on civil nuclear, non-proliferation, clean energy technology, and energy efficiency

May 27, 2011
DOE to Host Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee Meeting


Washington, DC - On Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy will host the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee meeting. The meeting will allow subcommittee members to hear from key stakeholders as it works to identify immediate steps that can be taken to improve the safety and environmental performance of hydraulic fracturing.

May 24, 2011
Secretaries Chu and Duncan to Host Press Conference Call to Announce National School Energy Challenge


Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, May 24, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to make an announcement about a new energy education initiative to encourage students, teachers and families to learn more about energy consumption and efficiency, while inspiring students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


May 24, 2011
Department of Energy to Host Energy Frontier Research Center Summit

Secretary Chu to deliver keynote address

May 24, 2011
Department of Energy to Host Inaugural Energy Frontier Research Center Summit

Secretary Chu to Deliver Keynote Address

May 23, 2011
Obama Administration Officials to Announce Major Steps toward Federal Advanced Vehicle Fleet

WASHINGTON, DC - On May 24, 2011, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, U.S. General Services Administrator Martha Johnson and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, will announce next steps in moving the Federal fleet further towards advanced vehicles and decreased petroleum consumption.

May 18, 2011
Vice President Biden to Visit National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado


Washington, D.C. - On Friday, May 20th, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Golden, Colorado, to visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At 11:15 AM MT, the Vice President will deliver remarks on the Administration's commitment to encouraging innovation and investing in research and development to keep America competitive in the 21st century. The Vice President will highlight initiatives that are spurring job creation and manufacturing, growing the economy, and helping America win the future.

This event is open press. Media details are below.

May 12, 2011
FRIDAY: Secretary Chu and Mayor Villaraigosa to Highlight Los Angeles Electric Vehicle Deployment Success

EVs and charging infrastructure critical to helping reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil