SEAB members heard opening remarks from Secretary Chu. During the first half of the day, the Board heard presentations from DOE staff, including a presentation on renewable energy and energy efficiency financing from Senior Advisor Richard Kauffman, an overview of the SunShot initiative from SunShot Director Ramamoorthy Ramesh, and an overview of the batteries tech team from Dave Howell. The Board heard updates from the Building Efficiency Subcommittee, and a Subcommittee on small modular reactors was established. Just before lunch, the Board heard from the Chairs of the Blue Ribbon Commission, General Brent Scowcroft and Congressman Lee Hamilton. The last session of the meeting was a presentation on transmission from Senior Advisor Lauren Azar.