National Press Club Promotes Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] This Tuesday, January 24 at 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, Austin Energy and the Plug-in Partners Coalition will host a press conference to launch a national campaign for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Find out why cities and counties, national policy organizations, electric utilities, national security experts, and environmental groups are uniting behind the push for flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles (electric-gas vehicles that can be recharged by plugging them into standard sockets). Hear how the Plug-in Partners campaign makes a compelling case for automakers to produce plug-ins. Talk to some of the leading flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicle experts in the country to understand the development of the next-generation of hybrid vehicles. Speakers who will be available to address technical questions include Austin Mayor Will Wynn; Charles Fox, Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment for Governor George Pataki of New York; Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy; James Woolsey, Former CIA Director and currently with Booz Allen Hamilton; Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy; Alan Richardson, President & CEO, American Public Power Association; Dr. Joe Romm, Executive Director, Center for Energy and Climate Solutions Andy Frank, Professor, University of California – Davis, widely regarded as the inventor of plug-in hybrids.
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