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Speaker/Location Update: EESI Plug-in Partners Anniversary Jan 23 in DC
Jan 22, 2007 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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National Plug-In Partners Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., 485 Russell Senate Office Building

Austin Energy and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to the one-year anniversary celebration of the National Plug-In Partners Campaign which is helping to spur the development and deployment of plug-in hybrid technology in the nation's transportation sector. The campaign, spearheaded by the City of Austin and its municipal electric utility Austin Energy, is helping to demonstrate that flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) offer a promising opportunity to reduce dependence on foreign oil, decrease greenhouse gas and other transportation emissions, revitalize local economies, and lower fuel costs.

Learn how National Plug-in Partners Campaign has united cities and counties, national policy organizations, businesses electric utilities, national security experts, and environmental groups in support of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Hear from Members of Congress on legislative efforts to promote plug-in hybrids.

Speakers include:

  • Austin Mayor Will Wynn
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-25th TX)
  • Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Auto Nation
  • Jon Wellinghoff, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Ed Kjaer, Director of Electric Transportation, Southern California Edison
  • Melissa Lavinson, Director of Federal Environmental Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Pacific Gas & Electric

To find out more about the National Plug-In Partner Campaign, please visit

This briefing is open to the public and media. Questions will be taken from the media. No reservations are required. Please feel free to forward this notice. For more information, contact Shefali Ranganathan (sranganathan@...), 202-662-1883.

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is a non-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan, bicameral group of members of Congress to provide timely information on energy and environmental policy issues to policymakers and stakeholders and develop innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path.

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