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SECRETARY KAWAMURA AND STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE HOST NATIONAL ENERGY COALITION AT 2 P.M. TODAY
CDFA
Release #07-005
Coalition seeks 25 percent of energy from renewable resources by 2025
WHAT: Secretary A.G. Kawamura and the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host the 25x’25 Steering Committee, a national energy coalition dedicated to having 25 percent of total energy consumed in the United States provided by renewable resources by 2025.  The committee will meet during a special session of the State Board of Food and Agriculture.

Media availability can be arranged prior to and during the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHO:  Secretary A.G. Kawamura, California Department of Food and Agriculture
 Al Montna, President, California State Board of Food and Agriculture
 Ernie Shea, Energy Future Coalition – 25x’25
 Dr. Steve Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

WHERE: California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814

WHY:  The development of energy from renewable resources provides opportunities for farmers and ranchers to find new markets for their products. California, as the nation’s agricultural leader, can benefit from increased reliance on renewable resources as source of energy. This meeting will highlight renewable energy options for California and the nation.

Note: For those unable to attend, a teleconference is available to listen to the proceedings. The teleconference can be accessed by calling: 1-888-843-6162, passcode 17666, the leader is Ms. Janice Nelson. The teleconference will be available starting at 1:55 p.m.

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