MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of Blue-Ribbon Plan for Dramatic U.S. Action on Climate Change and Clean Energy

Note to Reporters: This advisory is for the information of reporters and media outlets only — NOT FOR PUBLICATION. A full press release will be available after 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time on Jan. 21, 2014. Before that time, contact Kate Jeracki at 970-980-3678 (cell).

Release of Executive Branch Recommendations from State and Industry Leaders — Plan Designed to Unleash Private Capital and Unshackle State Governments Would Require No Action from Congress

Over the past few days, officials representing the executive branch of the federal government have been briefed on a new plan to push climate and energy policy forward in the United States. The report will be presented to the public for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the National Press Club.

"Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America" was developed by more than 100 top energy experts, industry leaders, and other stakeholders inspired by a meeting with the President last spring.

President Obama’s former Deputy Assistant for Energy and Climate Change, a former Governor of Colorado, the head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Managing Principal of Analysis Group are among those who will present its findings and answer media questions at a briefing at the National Press Club.

Heather Zichal, Former Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
Dan Esty, Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bill Ritter, former Colorado Governor and Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University (CSU)
Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group

Release and panel discussion of Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America, which provides the Administration with a guide to removing or restructuring legal, economic and regulatory barriers to clean energy and climate action.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. EST

National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045 – Holeman Lounge