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Administrator Stephen L. Johnson to Speak at National Renewable Energy Conference

Release Date: 09/26/2006
Contact Information: EPA: Jessica Emond, (202) 564-4355 / DOE: Craig Stevens, (202) 586-4940 USDA: Jim Brownlee, (202) 720-4623

(9/26/06) EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson will speak at the Advancing Renewable Energy: An American Rural Renaissance conference being jointly hosted by the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA). The conference will bring together biofuels, wind and solar energy professionals to discuss and help accelerate the research, development and deployment of alternative energy sources, the heart of President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative. The Advancing Renewable Energy conference will be held from Oct. 10-12, 2006, at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Leaders from government and industry will address renewable energy topics such as: building supply and distribution; encouraging demand; adapting and building infrastructure; creating effective market models and partnerships; what EPA, USDA and DOE are doing to advance renewable energy, as well as other timely topics.

Attendance is open to the public. Anyone involved with renewable energy is encouraged to attend, including transportation, finance, and investment officials; other federal and state government officials; and elected officials. All attendees must register for the conference, including press, who may attend without charge.
Attendees and press can register online:

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