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July 8, 2011
TODAY: Secretary Chu and Former Senator John Warner to Host Conference Call on Lighting Efficiency Standards


Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join former Virginia Senator John Warner on a conference call to discuss the commonsense, bipartisan energy saving standards for residential lighting that were included in the 2007 energy bill and how these standards will help U.S. households save money.



Secretary of Energy Steven Chu

Former Virginia Senator John Warner

June 30, 2011
4:45PM ET TODAY: On-the-Record Conference Call with Administration, Jobs Council Officials to Discuss the Obama Administration's Announcement of 14 Initial Partners in the Better Buildings Challenge



Office of the Press Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today at 4:45PM ET, Senior Administration Officials Maria Vargas and Michelle Moore, and Member of the President's Jobs Council Laura Tyson will hold an on-the-record conference call to discuss the Administration's announcement today at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting of 14 initial partners in the Better Buildings Challenge.  The initial partners include private sector companies, financial institutions and local governments.

June 28, 2011
TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing America's Oil Dependence Through Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Wednesday, June 29, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar will host the Department of Energy's second "Energy Matters" live chat. Dr. Majumdar will discuss the investments being made in innovative research and technology today that will move us off of foreign oil and toward the clean energy infrastructure of the future.

You can submit your questions about new energy innovations to Dr. Majumdar in advance of the event through email, Twitter or Facebook, by

June 24, 2011
Department of Energy to Host Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee Meeting


Washington, DC - On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy will host a public meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee. The meeting will allow subcommittee members to hear presentations from stakeholders and experts on the safety and environmental performance of hydraulic fracturing.

June 23, 2011
10:30AM TODAY: Senior Administration Officials to Hold a Background Conference Call Regarding Oil

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Thursday, June 23 at 10:30AM ET, Senior Administration Officials will hold a background conference call regarding the ongoing oil supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa and the announcement this morning to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in coordination with the International Energy Agency. The call will be on background with no embargo.

June 21, 2011
WEDNESDAY: Energy Secretary Chu and Labor Secretary Solis to Discuss Clean Energy Jobs in Nevada

Sec. Chu will also preview his trip to the state on Thursday

June 17, 2011
TODAY: Secretary Chu and GM to Hold Conference Call with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

June 15, 2011
THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's Finish Line


Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will welcome the sponsors and 16 student teams participating in EcoCAR: the NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate student engineering competition that focuses on advanced vehicle technologies that minimize fuel consumption and emissions, to the Finish Line at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.  At the Finish Line, Secretary Chu will tour the vehicles on display and speak with the students who engineered and built them. 

June 3, 2011
Secretary Chu to Travel to Russia Next Week

Secretary of Energy to focus on U.S.-Russian cooperation on civil nuclear, non-proliferation, clean energy technology, and energy efficiency