WASHINGTON - TOMORROW, May 5, 2011, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host a media conference call to highlight Obama Administration efforts to move the nation towards a clean energy future and reduce America's dependence on imported oil.
Secretaries Vilsack and Chu will be announcing biomass research and development grants to the following states: Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, and South Carolina.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Small Town Alliance, the Howard University School of Law and others, kicked off the State of Environmental Justice in America 2011 Conference today in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC - On Earth Day, April 22, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will participate in a conference call hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement with students from college and university energy clubs across the country.
WASHINGTON - Thursday, April 21st, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will launch a new pilot program intended to offer homeowners low-cost financing to help make their homes more energy efficient. The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) new PowerSaver Program will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to finance the installation of insulation, duct sealing, replacement doors and windows, HVAC systems, water heaters, solar panels, and geothermal systems.
Washington, DC - Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host a conference call to make a clean energy funding announcement. Secretary Chu will be joined by Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Director Arun Majumdar. Secretary Chu will discuss how ARPA-E is helping spur innovation to grow the economy and win the future.
WASHINGTON - Tuesday, April, 19, 2011, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will help kick-off the Electric Drive Transportation Association Annual Conference by participating in the Innovation Motorcade, an all electric vehicle motorcade that will start at the Department of Energy and travel around the city. Supporting electric vehicles will help the U.S. reach President Obama's bold but achievable goal of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025.
Secretary Chu will give remarks at the opening ceremony and participate in a brief press conference.