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Media Advisory 09-020

Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill: Energy Storage

"Road to the New Energy Economy" briefing series continues

July 14, 2009

On July 16, Discover Magazine's noontime, congressional briefing series examines how wind and solar energy storage could play a key role in dramatically changing the nation's energy infrastructure. Top experts address the major challenges facing alternate energy storage technologies and how close the nation is to achieving a critical breakthrough.

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

What:"Road to the New Energy Economy" briefing series discusses alternate energy storage in a noontime congressional briefing on Capitol Hill.
When:Thursday July 16, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Who:Dr. Ralph Masiello, Senior Vice President, and Innovation Manager, KEMA Inc.
Dr. Daniel Nocera, The Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, MIT.
Where:SR-385, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. Media may register by July 15 at

To see a video of the first briefing in the series, go to

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


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

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