Secretary Salazar to Meet with Spanish Energy Industry Leaders, Participate in U.S.-Spain Council 


News media teleconference today


06/03/2011


Contact: Kate Kelly (DOI) 202-208-6416


OVIEDO, SPAIN – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today will hold a news media teleconference, along with U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan D. Solomont, to discuss his trip to Spain, including his meetings with leaders of Spain’s renewable and conventional energy industries. 

Secretary Salazar is in Spain to participate in the U.S.-Spain Council Business Forum and to strengthen ties between the two countries, particularly in the areas of renewable energy development. As part of his visit, Salazar will hold a roundtable meeting with renewable energy executives and will visit a solar power tower site built by Abengoa Solar, Inc.  

Secretary Salazar will also meet with representatives from Repsol, the Spanish national oil and gas company, as part of Interior’s ongoing effort to engage industry and the international community in a dialogue on safe and responsible offshore oil and gas development.  

WHO:
Ken Salazar, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary
Alan D. Solomont, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra
WHAT:
Media teleconference
WHEN:
Friday, June 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT
MEDIA:
Credentialed media in the United States are invited to join the teleconference by calling 1-866-844-9416 and providing the passcode ENERGY. Media in Spain can join the call by dialing 800-300-906 and providing the passcode ENERGY.


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