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Media Advisory 12-008

Road to the New Energy Economy: Geothermal Energy

Media are invited to lunchtime Hill event on March 27

a hot spring.

Geothermal energy from hot springs.

March 23, 2012

View a video of the March 27, 2012, Hill event "The Road to the New Energy Economy: Geothermal Energy."

This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.

DISCOVER magazine, the National Science Foundation, IEEE and ASME cordially invite you to attend a lunchtime panel discussion on March 27 to discuss geothermal energy as a part of America's energy supply.

The honorary host for the event, "Road to the New Energy Economy: Geothermal Energy," is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Dan Lubar, government liaison for IEEE--the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers--moderates.

The program will feature guest speakers Karl Gawell, executive director of the Geothermal Energy Association; David Blackwell, W.B. Hamilton Professor of Geophysics for the Roy Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University; and James Faulds, professor at the University of Nevada-Reno and director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

DISCOVER magazine, NSF, IEEE and ASME--the American Society of Mechanical Engineers--have conducted eight Road to the New Energy Economy briefings since 2009 focusing on the science and technology required to achieve the nation's energy goals.

Please RSVP to DISCOVER magazine and join us in the Senate Visitors Center, Room 212-10, from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Lunch will be provided.


Media Contacts
Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8485, email:

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