Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) will host President Obama’s top climate, energy and science advisers along with other energy experts at a forum at MIT on Monday, April 13 to discuss the future of clean energy in national policy and in the Massachusetts economy. As leaders in Washington strive to stabilize and grow our economy, clean energy solutions are showing the most promise. World-renowned energy experts will discuss how decisions made in Washington relate to the Massachusetts economy, our national security, and the threat of global warming.
Last week, Rep. Markey released draft legislation that will be the main congressional vehicle to push clean energy technologies and create millions of new jobs. Massachusetts is already seeing the benefits of clean energy jobs from the economic recovery package. The recovery package is expected to create or save nearly 80,000 jobs in the Bay State over the next two years alone.
WHAT: Energy forum at MIT -- “Clean Power: Building a New Clean Energy Economy.” Sponsored by MIT in cooperation with Rep. Markey.
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and Energy and Environment Subcommittee
Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology
Ernest J. Moniz, Professor of Physics and Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor, MIT
Dr. Susan Hockfield, President, MIT
Massachusetts clean energy CEOs and others
WHERE: Wong Auditorium, Tang Center, Building E51, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Forum 10 AM-12:30 PM
Media Avail 12:45 PM
Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-4081
Maura Quinn, Rep. Ed Markey, 781-396-2900