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September 24, 2010
MONDAY: Secretary Chu Travels to New Jersey and Philadelphia

WASHINGTON - On Monday, September 27, 2010, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Representative Rush Holt will tour Applied Photovoltaics. With help from a Recovery Act-funded $1.1 million clean energy manufacturing tax credit, Applied Photovoltaics will manufacture solar energy modules for use in building-integrated photovoltaics.

September 22, 2010
Secretary Chu to Attend Inaugural GridWise Global Forum

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, September 23, 2010, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural GridWise Global Forum. Secretary Chu will discuss the importance of devloping a smart, strong and secure electricity delivery system to help build a 21st Century clean energy economy.

WHO:          U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

WHEN:        Thursday, September 23, 2010
                    12:30 PM  EDT

        *** Press Availability to follow***

September 22, 2010
Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi and Senior Advisor Matt Rogers to Participate in Platts Energy Reporter Roundtable

WASHINGTON -Thursday, September 23, 2010, Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, will participate in a roundtable discussion with energy reporters. The discussion will focus on the Department's implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the ways in which that investment is laying the foundation for a clean energy future.

September 20, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman to Visit Mongolia and Discuss Energy Issues

Washington, D.C. - Following his trip to Vienna, Austria to attend the International Atomic Energy Agency's 54th General Conference, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will travel to Mongolia from Wednesday, September 22 to Friday, September 24, 2010.

While in Mongolia, Deputy Secretary Poneman will meet with government officials and members of the private sector to discuss energy issues. He will also deliver remarks about the need to build a sustainable energy future at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.

September 17, 2010
U.S. Energy Secretary Chu to Lead Delegation to IAEA 54th Annual General Conference

Washington D.C. - Beginning Monday, September 20, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will lead the American delegation at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 54th General Conference in Vienna, Austria. During his visit, Secretary Chu will deliver a speech outlining the U.S.'s priorities regarding the peaceful use of nuclear energy; strengthening nonproliferation and international safeguards; advancing disarmament; and securing nuclear material abroad.

September 13, 2010
Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Address Montana Economic Development Summit


Washington D.C. -Tuesday, September 14, 2010, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will speak at the 2010 Montana Economic Development Summit. This year's summit will discuss the mechanics of a healthy recovery and how to get workers back into good-paying jobs. At the invitation of Senator Max Baucus, Secretary Chu will discuss how Montana can seize the clean energy opportunity and highlight the investments the administration has made in the state's clean energy sector.

September 10, 2010
Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Attend Grand Opening of Recovery Act-Funded A123 Systems Battery Plant

Following Ceremony and Tour, Secretary Chu to Travel to Idaho National Laboratory

August 23, 2010
Vice President Biden to Unveil Report on Recovery Act Investments in Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C .- Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24th,  Vice President Biden will hold an event unveiling a report with new analysis on the impact of Recovery Act investments in innovation, science and technology.  The Recovery Act is investing over $100 billion in innovative and transformative programs that span industries from Energy to Health Information Technology.  These investments are accelerating the pace of innovation, helping to establish the U.S.

August 19, 2010
Maine Governor Baldacci and Assistant Secretary Zoi to Announce Major Weatherization Milestone and Additional Funding in Maine and Across the Country


WASHINGTON - TODAY, August 19, 2010, Maine Governor John E. Baldacci and DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Cathy Zoi will hold a press conference call to discuss national weatherization milestones under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Assistant Secretary Zoi will also make an announcement about new funding to support innovation in the weatherization program. They will be joined on the call with Gene Brady, the Executive Director of a local weatherization agency in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.


August 13, 2010
Secretary Chu to Join Representatives Lofgren and Honda at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will visit the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. Secretary Chu will join Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Mike Honda and Stanford University President John Hennessy at a dedication ceremony for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). The Recovery Act-funded LCLS produces x-ray pulses millions of times brighter than the world's most powerful synchrotron sources, capable of capturing images of atoms and molecules in motion.