Please join me for the public release of the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Technology Review on Tuesday, September 27 at 1:00pm at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Secretary Steven Chu and OSTP Director John Holdren will join me in discussing this plan for the Department’s future energy technology activities.

Recommended by the President’s Council on Science and Technology, the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Technology Review highlights the Department’s key research functions in the broader energy landscape. It states that the Department’s role as a source of information and as a convener, two functions that are often underestimated, are unique and indispensible in the advancement of energy technologies. It establishes a framework, utilizing six key strategies, in order to prioritize the Department’s research and development across energy technologies. The Review finds that DOE should give greater emphasis to the transport sector relative to the stationary sector. Among the transport strategies, DOE will devote its greatest effort to electrification of the light-duty fleet, a sweet spot for pre-competitive DOE R&D. Within the stationary heat and power sector, the QTR finds that DOE should increase emphasis on efficiency and grid modernization. Finally, it highlights the need for DOE to develop stronger, more integrated policy, economics, and technical analysis of its research and development activities.

Who: Secretary Steven Chu, OSTP Director John Holdren, and Under Secretary Steven Koonin

What: Public Release of the DOE Quadrennial Technology Review

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 1:00pm

Where:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1200 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20005

You can register here for the Quadrennial Technology Review public release.