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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.

Kauffman recently joined the Energy Department from the private sector, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Good Energies, a global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Regarded as one of the country’s leading experts on private sector investment in clean energy, Kauffman is looking forward to working to break down financial obstacles that stand in the way of deploying clean technologies.

Today, the Energy Blog ran a post from Kauffman in which he discusses clean energy market innovation and deployment. To read the post, visit

You can submit your questions and ideas about renewable innovation and deployment to Richard Kauffman in advance of the event through email, Twitter or Facebook, by:

WHAT: Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Energy Richard Kauffman to host "Energy Matters" live chat

WHEN: Thursday, October 20th

              2:00 PM EST

HOW: Watch online at

To learn more about the event, visit the Energy Blog: To learn more about how  DOE commercializes and deploys clean energy products, visit

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