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					Public Meeting on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs Scheduled

Effort Supports Bush Administration's National Energy Policy

The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that Denver will be one of the sites for a series of public
meetings being held across the country throughout the month of June. The first-of-its-kind public outreach
effort will allow the public, elected officials and energy experts to provide the department with information
regarding the current funding and historic performance of its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy programs. These meetings are one part of a comprehensive review of the programs called for in
President Bush's National Energy Policy released last month.

"Energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy resources are critical elements of the
President's National Energy Policy," said Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. "The public's input at
these meetings will help us identify opportunities for future research and investment while assessing our
past effectiveness in these areas."

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funds research, development, demonstration and
deployment of affordable, advanced energy technologies and practices in five energy sectors -- buildings,
industry, transportation, power generation and delivery, and federal government facilities.

Comments offered at these meetings should address the objectives of the current energy efficiency and
renewable energy research, development, demonstration and deployment programs; suggested potential
objectives for future programs; implementation of current and future programs; and whether these federal
programs are achieving intended objectives.

The meeting will be held June 21, from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m., at the Adams Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place,
Denver. From 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m., the department will receive comments from public officials only.

The other meetings are being held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

To accommodate as many individuals as possible speakers will be limited to five minutes. Written
comments will also be accepted but must be submitted to the department by 5:00p.m. EDT, June 29, 2001.
Written comments should be no more than four single spaced pages, using 12 pitch font and 1 inch margins.
All written comments will be included in the proceedings of the seven public meetings. Comments may be
sent to: Ms. Bonnie Overton, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy, EE 3.1, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20585, or via electronic mail to
EERENEP.comments@ee.doe.gov.

Copies of the National Energy Policy can be found on the web at www.energy.gov.

For further information about EERE programs, please visit www.EREN.doe.gov.

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