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November 16, 2011
Department of Energy Launches New Public Affairs Twitter Handle

Washington, DC – The Department of Energy today announced the launch of a new Twitter account to help the agency better distribute news and announcements. The @EnergyPressSec feed will offer reporters and other interested stakeholders another way to get important Department information as it is released.

November 16, 2011
Dr. Kathleen Hogan to Host Live Chat on Industrial Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kathleen Hogan, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Energy Efficiency, will host the Department of Energy's fourth "Energy Matters" live chat today. Dr. Hogan will discuss how the cost savings associated with industrial energy efficiency measures affect American companies and their global competitiveness.

November 10, 2011
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Hosts Conference Call on Shale Gas Draft Report

Washington, DC - On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) will convene a public meeting via conference call to discuss the SEAB Subcommittee on Shale Gas Production draft report . The meeting will allow SEAB members to provide advice and recommendations as well receive public comments on the report.

Media wishing to attend should contact Niketa Kumar at niketa.kumar@hq.doe.gov by 5pm on Friday, November 11.

November 10, 2011
Secretary Chu to Join President Obama at APEC Leaders Meeting

Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers and Economic Leaders’ Meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii.  APEC brings member economies together to facilitate economic cooperation, expand trade, and promote job growth. Secretary Chu will participate in the closing plenary session, delivering a presentation focusing on energy efficiency in appliances.

WHAT:       Energy Secretary Steven Chu to deliver a presentation to APEC leaders on energy efficiency in   appliances.

November 7, 2011
Secretary Chu to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S. Competitiveness at Gridwise Global Forum

Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join Israeli Minster of National Infrastructures, Uzi Landau, in opening the second annual GridWise Global Forum on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Chu will discuss the need to modernize America’s electric grid to compete in the 21st century global economy.  Secretary Chu will deliver remarks and participate in a moderated discussion. The forum is open press and is hosted by the GridWise Alliance, the leading coalition advocating for the transformation of the electric system.

October 19, 2011
Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy Innovation and Deployment

Washington, D.C. -- Thursday, October 20th, Richard Kauffman, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Energy, will host the Department of Energy's third "Energy Matters" live chat. Kauffman will discuss the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy innovation and deployment.

October 17, 2011
Secretary Chu to Lead Delegation to IEA Ministerial in Paris

Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will lead the delegation to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting in Paris, France, on Tuesday, October 18. This year’s ministerial theme is “Our Energy Future: Secure, Sustainable, and Together.” Secretary Chu will frame the discussion by speaking on energy security and the importance of moving to a sustainable energy future.

Open Press Events:

All times are local.

Paris, France

October 4, 2011
Obama Administration Officials to Announce Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy Lauren Azar will hold a press conference call to announce grid modernization pilot projects for accelerated Federal permitting tomorrow, October 5, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. 

September 30, 2011
Secretary Chu to Speak at Solar Decathlon 2011 Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. at National Mall’s West Potomac Park

September 28, 2011
ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Conference Call to Announce New ARPA-E Projects

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Thursday, September 29, Arun Majumdar, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) at the Department of Energy, will host a conference call to announce newly selected cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. uses and produces energy.