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Energy Matters: An invitation to Chat About Industrial Efficiency

Do you have questions or ideas about how the U.S. Department of Energy can contribute to global competitiveness through industrial efficiency? Dr. Kathleen Hogan would like to hear them.

Throughout the last two weeks, we’ve been highlighting specific examples of industrial and commercial energy efficiency measures – and how they are improving American competitiveness and the economy.

Businesses large and small are benefiting from Industrial Assessment Centers doing energy audits on their manufacturing processes. Corporations are committing to 20 percent increases in energy efficiency by 2020 through the Better Buildings Challenge.

Additionally, since the President announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in June, business owners and commercial leaders have expressed interest in innovative measures to reduce energy use, and asked questions on how to lower their energy bills.  

On Wednesday, November 16, at 2:00 PM ET, join Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, for a live discussion about how businesses are lowering their energy consumption, and how the resulting energy savings are benefitting the American economy.

You can submit your questions and ideas about how Energy Department efficiency programs are helping to make factories and commercial operations more competitive to Dr. Hogan in advance of the event through email, Twitter or Facebook, by:

You’ll also be able to send her questions live during the event using the above methods, or by visiting

We hope to see you online on, this Wednesday at 2pm ET to discuss how.