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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

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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, email:

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