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Media Advisory 09-025

Experts Discuss Increasing Energy Efficiency in Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill

"Road to the New Energy Economy" briefing series continues

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Road to the New Energy Economy - Increasing Efficiency
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September 15, 2009

View a video of the September 17, 2009, Hill event on "The Road to the New Energy Economy: Increasing Efficiency."

On September 17, DISCOVER magazine's noontime, congressional briefing series examines how new technology could make homes, businesses, factories and vehicles radically more efficient than they are today. Top experts discuss how increasing energy efficiency can produce a cleaner more economical world, regardless of where tomorrow's energy comes from.

These congressional briefings are open to the press. The National Science Foundation, IEEE-USA, and ASME jointly host the briefing with DISCOVER magazine.


"Road to the New Energy Economy" briefing series discusses increasing efficiency in a noontime congressional briefing on Capitol Hill


Thursday September 17, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)


Dr. Lowell Ungar, Director of Policy, Alliance to Save Energy
Dr. Vivian Loftness, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon
Corey S. Powell, Editor in Chief, DISCOVER magazine


Room B-338, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Media may register by Sept. 16 at

To see videos of previous briefing series installments, go to

To learn more about the partnership and the energy series, see


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