Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at National Energy Action Month Event

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 28, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum event, “Clean Energy and Efficiency in D.C. and Around the Globe,” on October 29.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will focus on U.S. Government and U.S. Department of State efforts to promote a cleaner, more efficient energy future, and to support U.S. diplomatic missions using more sustainable energy practices. The Secretary will also highlight the President’s Climate Action Plan and the relationship between clean energy, energy efficiency, and addressing climate change at home and abroad.

As part of the forum, Denis Hayes, co-founder of Earth Day Network and CEO of Bullitt Foundation will provide the opening remarks. Deputy Assistant Secretary Jonathan Pershing of the U.S. Department of Energy; Jonathan Powers of the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality; Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy; Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual; and Energy Resources Bureau Deputy Assistant Secretary Julia Nesheiwat will also provide remarks.

The event is organized by the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum, which is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the Earth Day Network, and the D.C. diplomatic community.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the George Marshall East Auditorium, at the Department of State.

All remarks will be open to the press.

Pre set for video cameras: 3:05 p .m. from the 21st Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:45 p.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For further information, please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492 or the Executive Secretariat for the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum at

PRN: 2013/1306