Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on Wednesday, August 24 at 2:30 p.m. The Secretary General will learn about NREL’s International efforts including meeting key staff and researchers who contributed to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN). NREL Director Dan Arvizu and NREL Fellow Helena Chum were Coordinating Lead Authors and many NREL staff contributed to various chapters of this special report. A demonstration of deployable solar systems will follow the informational session.

This event is open to the media.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Research Support Facility

Media Check-in: 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

NREL Visitors Center

15013 Denver West Parkway

Golden, Colorado 80401

Event Begins: 2:30 p.m.

Event Ends: 4 p.m.

(Please note - Media will not be able to leave until after the Secretary-General’s motorcade has left.)


Media must RSVP with the NAME, POSITION (reporter, photographer, etc.) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE and EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to Heather Lammers ( or 303-275-4084) by 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 23.

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