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Chu will be keynote speaker on Sept. 17 in Columbus

By Bob Downing Published: September 3, 2013

From America's Natural Gas Alliance:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Aug. 27, 2013) – America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) today announced former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Steven Chu will deliver keynote remarks at the Ohio Think About Energy Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in Columbus.


Between 2009 and 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama. As the longest-serving Energy Secretary in history, he managed an annual budget of $26 billion and began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy) and the Energy Innovation Hubs. Dr. Chu also was the 1997 co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics and the first scientist to head the Department of Energy. He is currently a Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.


“We are honored to have Dr. Chu speak at the Think About Energy Summit in Ohio,” said ANGA Senior Director of State Affairs Chris Coleman. “As a policy leader and a distinguished scientist, Dr. Chu will bring to the summit a unique perspective and a thorough understanding of our nation’s changing energy landscape and the benefits of abundant, domestic natural gas.”


The Think About Energy Summit will bring together leaders from industry, academia and the public sector for a comprehensive discussion on the impacts of natural gas in Ohio and the nation. It will be held Sept. 16 and 17 in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Dr. Chu will deliver his remarks on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. ET.


“Natural gas is a critical piece of our nation’s diverse energy portfolio, and the increased development and use of natural gas in an environmentally responsible manner is creating American jobs and providing cleaner energy,” said Dr. Chu. “With its rich resources, skilled workforce and established manufacturing and automotive industries, Ohio is well positioned to be a leader among the states for natural gas production and use.”




About the Think About Energy Summit in Ohio:

The Think About Energy Summit is a bipartisan event that will gather consumers, lawmakers and businesses to discuss the role of natural gas in Ohio with national and local experts. Specific topics of conversation include economic impacts, transportation, power generation and manufacturing. Registration is free. Additional summits are being held in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 29and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sept. 10-11.To learn more about the Ohio summit, visit



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