Thursday, July 17, 2014
Media Advisory: Department of Energy Announces Quadrennial Energy Review Public Meeting in Pittsburgh
Contact: Tara Moore / 412-268-9673 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, July 21 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., to receive stakeholder input to the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), an administration-wide effort to make recommendations regarding key infrastructure needed for energy transmission, storage and distribution in the U.S.
Hosted by CMU's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, the meeting will include panel discussions on current and historical natural gas infrastructure, infrastructure development needed to maximize resource development and public-private partnerships for economic development. Andrew Gellman, Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering, co-director of the Scott Institute and professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering, will participate in the panel discussions. Following the panel discussions, the public will have an opportunity to make statements.
The QER, officially launched by President Barack Obama in January, is co-chaired by the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy and includes representation from all relevant executive departments and agencies. The DOE is playing a key role in the development of the QER by providing policy analysis and modeling and coordinating stakeholder engagement.
Additional information, including the agenda and a full list of the speakers for each panel, will be posted when it becomes available at http://energy.gov/epsa/downloads/qer-public-meeting-pittsburgh-pa-natural-gas-transmission-storage-and-distribution.
When: 10 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 (Doors open at 9 a.m.)
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Rashid Auditorium, Hillman Center, 4902 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213.
Parking is available for attendees in Carnegie Mellon University's East Campus Garage, accessible using the entrance at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Devon Street. For additional information about visiting CMU's campus, go to: http://www.cmu.edu/about/visit/directions-parking.shtml.