April 13, 2009 - Top Obama Advisers To Join Ed Markey at MIT Energy Forum

Energy Luminaries Browner, Holdren, Yergin, Moniz and Others to Discuss Massachusetts’ Role in Developing Clean Energy Jobs, Technology, Global Warming Policies


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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.

FORUM WEBCAST: http://amps-web.mit.edu/public/amps/webcast/clean-energy-economy-13apr2009/

WHAT: Energy forum at MIT -- “Clean Power: Building a New Clean Energy Economy.” Sponsored by MIT in cooperation with Rep. Markey.

WHO:
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

WHEN:
Forum 10 AM-12:30 PM

Media Avail 12:45 PM

FORUM WEBCAST: http://amps-web.mit.edu/public/amps/webcast/clean-energy-economy-13apr2009/ 

 

Contact:
Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-4081
Maura Quinn, Rep. Ed Markey, 781-396-2900 

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