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Secretary Chu Hosts First-Ever Clean Energy Ministerial

July 16, 2010 - 12:00am



Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the first-ever Clean Energy Ministerial, bringing together ministers and stakeholders from more than 20 countries to launch or join new initiatives that will accelerate the world's transition to clean energy technologies.

Government delegations will meet on Monday, July 19. On Tuesday, July 20, ministers, CEOs and other clean energy leaders will discuss their experiences and announce joint initiatives in a Public Forum. The meeting grows out of a Global Partnership launched by the leaders of the Major Economies Forum.

The countries attending represent 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 80 percent of global gross domestic product and 80 percent of the global market for clean energy technologies.

For more information, visit the Clean Energy Ministerial website.


WHAT: Clean Energy Ministerial
WHO: Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy

Ministers and delegations invited from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, China, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom

WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW (Monday, July 19)

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1330 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (Tuesday, July 20)

Washington, D.C.

Due to space constraints, each print outlet will be allowed one reporter at a time.  TV and radio outlets will be allowed a cameraperson and a producer.
AGENDA: July 19-20, 2010
Please note that times, other than daily start times, are tentative and subject to change.


July 19 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
8:30 - 9:00 am Press Registration
9:00 - 10:00 am Welcome: David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Opening Remarks: Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy

Report Summary: Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

1:45 pm Ministers Photo
July 20 - The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
*** Broadcast live on the Clean Energy Ministerial Webcast page.
8:00 - 8:30 am Press Registration
9:00 - 9:45 am Press Conference: Secretary Chu and other ministers
10:00 - 10:30 am Opening Remarks: Secretary Chu
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid
12:00 - 1:45 pm  Luncheon Speakers: Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; and Dr. Kristina Johnson, U.S. Under Secretary of Energy
Press is welcome to cover the luncheon speakers but will not be served lunch.
2:00 - 3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Clean Energy Supply
3:30 - 4:45 pm   Panel Discussion: Energy Access
4:45 - 5:30 pm  Closing


Please RSVP at

NOTE CHANGE OF ENTRANCE - Press should enter through the main Reagan Center door on 14th Street and bring a photo ID.

Please arrive early as everyone will have to go through a magnetometer. Press check-in opens at 8:00 am and closes at 8:30 am for the 9:00 am press conference.

Throw for press conference and panel discussions: 55 feet

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940