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Media Advisory No.: PENDING
Contact: Office of Communications
10 A.M. CT TODAY: On-the Record Conference Call for Obama Administration to Announce Major Initiative to Enhance America's Energy Security
White House Rural Economic Council Promotes Production of Next Generation Biofuels, Job Creation and Economic Opportunity
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 - Today at 10 a.m., the Obama Administration will advance a major initiative to produce next generation aviation and marine biofuels to power military and commercial transportation. The initiative responds to a directive from President Obama issued in March as part of his Blueprint for A Secure Energy Future, the Administration's framework for reducing dependence on foreign oil. The biofuels initiative is being steered by the White House Biofuels Interagency Work Group and Rural Council, both of which are enabling greater cross-agency collaboration to strengthen rural America.
WHAT: On-the-record conference with Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy Policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 10:00 AM CT
WHO: Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy Policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy Ray Mabus, Secretary of Navy
Members of the media who wish to participate in the call should dial:
1-773-799-3491 or 1-800-857-5233
Participant pass code: 3753763
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