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Salazar to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Offshore Wind Energy Conference
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BALTIMORE, MD -- On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD. The conference brings together exhibitors and attendees from around the world to discuss this emerging market. During the conference, Secretary Salazar will highlight the steps Interior is taking toward developing a clean energy economy.
Immediately following the remarks, Salazar will participate in a media availability on offshore wind, along with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and AWEA CEO Denise Bode.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Keynote remarks at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Tuesday, October 11, 2010
3:20 p.m. Remarks
3:50 p.m. Media Availability
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
General session will be held in Ballroom 2 on Level 4 of the Convention Center
The Media availability will be held for credentialed press in rooms 331/332 on Level 3. Reporters may also join the media availability remotely by calling: 1-800-862-9098, (International) 785-424-1051, Conference ID: Offshore
Background: AWEA is the national trade association of America's wind industry, with more than 2,500 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers. For more information about AWEA, please visit: www.awea.org.