Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to Address Renewable Energy Policy in the United States

Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to Address Renewable Energy Policy in the United States; Congressional Caucus and ACORE Organize Forum


Contact: Tom Weirich, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Ph: +1-202-393-0001, x7582

Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to Address Renewable Energy Policy in the United States
Congressional Caucus and ACORE Organize Forum

Washington, D.C. - October 2005 Two Bush Administration Cabinet Secretaries will speak at a national policy conference: "Renewable Energy in America: Policies in Phase II" from Monday, October 17, to Tuesday, October 18, 2005 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to seek to identify the policies that will increase the utilization of renewable energy in the United States, supplying domestic energy, enhancing national security, creating jobs and wealth, improving the environment and human health, and reducing the risks of climate change facing the U.S.

The "Phase II" conference is being organized by ACORE in conjunction with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucuses of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and with the support of 35 noted nonprofit groups and trade associations.

The preliminary agenda and list of speakers at the Phase II policy forum is available at the ACORE website:

Speakers include the Honorable Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture, the Honorable Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior, the Honorable David Garman, Under Secretary of Energy, Governors who are in process of committing, corporate executives from GE and John Hancock, policy leaders from over ten states in the East, Mid-America and the West, and noted experts in electricity, fuels, transportation, buildings, and other aspects of renewable energy utilization.

The Honorable Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture will speak on October 17th at 3:00 p.m. and the Honorable Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior, will speak on October 17th at 11:00 a.m.

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The event will take place at the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room and the Capitol Hill Club on Capitol Hill.

The plenary sessions of the two-day forum are open to journalists and the media.

ACORE media staff will be on hand to assist media representatives in the press working area on the main floor of the Capitol Hill Club starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2005.

Be advised you may need a valid press I.D. for the Cannon House Office Building.

TV Crews arriving by car can park on First Street, S.E. three blocks south of the First Street Entrance into the Cannon House Office Building and should inform Ms. Bess Futrell at: (202) 554-5430, in advance, of your names, affiliations and license plate numbers. Advance notice of satellite trucks is required.

About The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE):

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through information and communications programs. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including industries, associations, utilities, end users, professional service firms, financial institutions and government agencies. ACORE serves as a forum through which the parties work together on common interests. Membership information is available at:

Supporting Organizations:

Alliance to Save Energy
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
American Planning Association
American Public Power Association
American Wind Energy Association
California Clean Energy Fund
Center for American Progress
Center for Resource Solutions
Clean Energy Group
Clean Fuels Development Coalition
Community Environmental Council
Consumer Energy Council of America
Electric Power Research Institute
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Geothermal Energy Association
Global Energy Network Institute
Interfaith Environmental Council
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
National Association of State Energy Officials
National Corn Growers Association
National Hydrogen Association
National Hydropower Association
National Rural Electric Co-op Association
Natural Resource Defense Council
New Uses Council/Biomass Coordinating Council
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership
Solar Electric Power Association
Solar Electric Industries Association
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Union of Concerned Scientists
World Resources Institute
Worldwatch Institute

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit the Press Section of ACORE's website ( ), or call the media staff at: (202) 393-0001 x7582.

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