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November 7, 2011
Secretary Chu to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S. Competitiveness at Gridwise Global Forum

Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join Israeli Minster of National Infrastructures, Uzi Landau, in opening the second annual GridWise Global Forum on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Chu will discuss the need to modernize America’s electric grid to compete in the 21st century global economy.  Secretary Chu will deliver remarks and participate in a moderated discussion. The forum is open press and is hosted by the GridWise Alliance, the leading coalition advocating for the transformation of the electric system.

October 19, 2011
Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy Innovation and Deployment

Washington, D.C. -- Thursday, October 20th, Richard Kauffman, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Energy, will host the Department of Energy's third "Energy Matters" live chat. Kauffman will discuss the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy innovation and deployment.

October 17, 2011
Secretary Chu to Lead Delegation to IEA Ministerial in Paris

Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will lead the delegation to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting in Paris, France, on Tuesday, October 18. This year’s ministerial theme is “Our Energy Future: Secure, Sustainable, and Together.” Secretary Chu will frame the discussion by speaking on energy security and the importance of moving to a sustainable energy future.

Open Press Events:

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Paris, France

October 4, 2011
Obama Administration Officials to Announce Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy Lauren Azar will hold a press conference call to announce grid modernization pilot projects for accelerated Federal permitting tomorrow, October 5, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. 

September 30, 2011
Secretary Chu to Speak at Solar Decathlon 2011 Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. at National Mall’s West Potomac Park

September 28, 2011
ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Conference Call to Announce New ARPA-E Projects

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Thursday, September 29, Arun Majumdar, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) at the Department of Energy, will host a conference call to announce newly selected cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. uses and produces energy.

September 26, 2011
Secretary Chu to Release Energy Department’s Inaugural Quadrennial Technology Review

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, September 27 U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will announce the findings of the Energy Department’s inaugural Quadrennial Technology Review at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. Secretary Chu will highlight the report’s findings and discuss the Department's plan for building our clean energy future portfolio.

Secretary Chu will be joined by Office of Science and Technology Director John Holdren and DOE Under Secretary for Science Steven Koonin.

September 21, 2011
Solar Decathlon 2011 at West Potomac Park
Solar Decathlon Opening Ceremony and VIP Ribbon Cutting

Program Features Government Officials, Students and Foreign Dignitaries

September 19, 2011
Location of U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.
Solar Decathlon 2011 Opens To Media This Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Collegiate teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world are putting the finishing touches on their solar-powered houses built on the National Mall’s West Potomac Park for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Before the event opens to the public, members of the media are invited to take a sneak peek at these highly energy efficient houses during media preview day and to attend the opening ceremony.

September 17, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Chu to Lead Delegation to IAEA General Conference in Vienna, CSLF Ministerial in Beijing

Washington D.C. - Beginning Sunday, September 18, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will lead the American delegation at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference in Vienna, Austria. During his visit, Secretary Chu will deliver a speech outlining U.S. priorities regarding the peaceful use of nuclear energy; strengthening nonproliferation and international safeguards; advancing disarmament; and securing nuclear material abroad.