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Department of Energy Announces Inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Secretary Chu to Give Keynote Address

Story content courtesy of the US Department of Energy

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the creation of the inaugural “ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit” to take place March 1-3, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC. The event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and organized by the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), with key support from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and the Kauffman Foundation, will serve as a forum for the nation’s energy leaders to share ideas, collaborate, and identify key technology opportunities and gaps.

Summit participants will include members of the scientific and research communities, investors, technology entrepreneurs, corporations with an interest in clean energy technologies, policymakers and government officials.

“I am especially excited about the first ever ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit,” said Secretary Chu. “This conference will bring together the nation’s top energy leaders and members of the scientific community to begin building the next Industrial Revolution in clean energy technologies, which will create new jobs and help reduce our carbon footprint,” said Secretary Chu.

For more information and to register for the summit, visit:
 www.ct-si.org/events/EnergyInnovation.

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