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.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Senator Harry Reid will host a press conference call today, Tuesday, February 15 at 4:00 pm EST to make a major funding announcement concerning a Nevada clean energy project. Today's announcement will create jobs and help the renewable energy industry expand in Nevada.
WASHINGTON -TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, David Sandalow, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, will host a conference call with reporters to release a new DOE report on electric vehicles. The report will examine progress to date in meeting President Obama's goal of putting one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, as well as additional steps that can continue to accelerate America's leadership in electric vehicle deployment.
WASHINGTON -TOMORROW, February 4, 2011, Secretary Steven Chu will join with Richard Swanson, President Emeritus of SunPower Corp., to host a media conference call to announce new funding for solar technology and manufacturing projects. Secretary Chu will also release additional details about the Department's SunShot initiative.
NORFOLK,VA - On Monday, February 7, 2011 Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will announce major new initiatives to accelerate the responsible siting and development of offshore wind energy projects.
WASHINGTON, DC - Tomorrow, Friday, February 4, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will travel to East Hartford, Conn. to visit United Technologies Research Center, which has received funding from the Department for several transformational clean energy research projects. The Secretary is visiting UTC to highlight the importance of investing in innovation and clean energy to put people back to work, grow the economy, and win the future. He will be joined by U.S. Representatives John Larson and Joe Courtney for a tour of the facilities and in addressing UTC employees.
WASHINGTON, DC - Tomorrow, January 27th U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will travel to Memphis, Tenn. to visit Sharp Solar Manufacturing Plant and FedEx Memphis Superhub. The visit comes two days after President Obama outlined in his State of the Union speech his vision for a new clean energy economy.