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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and energy ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean to meet at IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host a meeting of energy ministers from across the Hemisphere under the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas on Thursday, April 15, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

David B. SandalowAssistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, will open the morning session at 8:30 a.m. IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will speak at 8:35 a.m., followed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at 8:50 a.m. At 12:15 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give remarks. Other speakers include Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, and energy ministers from around the Americas.

This meeting is part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas launched by U.S. President Barack Obama and other heads of state in April 2009, during the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. During working sessions following the speeches, energy ministers and representatives from the business sector, NGOs, think tanks, and universities will work together to advance initiatives in energy efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner fossil fuels, electric power and gas infrastructure, energy poverty and financing.

Due to space limitations, this is an invitation-only event. 

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Journalists wishing to attend or request specific media availabilities must contact Mr. Constance. Media registration and security check begins at 6:45 a.m. on the 15th at 1330 New York Ave. NW.

PLEASE NOTE: Final access times for press wishing to cover Secretary Clinton’s remarks are as follows:

10:15 a.m. for cameras and stills 11:45 a.m. for writers.

The opening session and main speeches will be broadcast live via webcast.


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