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Department of Energy to Host Final Quadrennial Technology Review Workshop

July 11, 2011 - 9:28am


Last year, The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) published a report recommending the federal government undertake a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) to coordinate a national energy policy. This report called for the Energy Department to take the first step by preparing and implementing the Department component of a QER focused solely on energy technology innovation—now called the DOE Quadrennial Technology Review (DOE-QTR).

Secretary Chu asked me to kick off the QTR and for the past few months, we’ve sought input from a variety of stakeholders—government, national labs, industry, NGO’s, academia. We received dozens of public comments on the RFI for the DOE-QTR Framing Document. We held several Workshops and Focus Groups around the country that gathered technical experts from across the energy sector to discuss the current state of energy technologies, the potential of these technologies to make an impact, the Energy Department’s technology policy role, and ways in which to strategically prioritize and balance the Department’s energy portfolio.

On Wednesday, July 13, I will host the final Capstone Workshop to discuss our preliminary findings of the DOE-QTR with special guest speakers Secretary Steven Chu and Dr. John Holdren. Please join me at:

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
8:00 am-5:00 pm

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