WASHINGTON, DC – Later this month, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join Energy Ministers from the world’s leading economies in London for the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) conference and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3). CEM3 and SE4All will hold a joint press conference on April 26, 2012, to announce outcomes from the ministerial and release the SE4All Action Agenda.

The High Level Group of SE4All will work to accelerate progress on critical clean energy priorities. SE4All’s objectives are to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and ensure universal access to modern energy services by 2030.

CEM3 will work on enhancing collaboration between the 23 participating countries to develop clean energy technologies that will aid global efforts to reduce emissions and improve energy security. Secretary Chu will co-Chair the event with UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey.

Open press* events schedule:

All times are local.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

9:00 a.m. Clean Energy Ministerial Welcoming Remarks and Scene Setter

Secretary Chu will speak during the opening remarks

Lancaster House

10:15 a.m. Ministers’ Group Photo

Lancaster House

Thursday, April 26, 2012

10:00 a.m. Joint Clean Energy Ministerial and Sustainable Energy for All Press Conference

Secretary Chu will speak during the event and be available for questions, as will other participating ministers

Tate Modern Gallery

*NOTE: All journalists wishing to attend CEM3 or the joint SE4All/CEM3 press conference in London must register with DECC. Please send an e-mail with your name, role and organization to cem2012@decc.gsi.gov.uk by April 13, 2012 to register. Photo identification will be required to gain access to events.

Additional information on SE4All can be found HERE. Additional information on CEM3 can be found HERE.