Allen Bard speaks at ACS Congressional Briefing

Allen J. Bard at 2009 Congressional briefinThe American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, together with Representative Rush Holt and Representative Vernon Ehlers hosted a luncheon briefing at U.S. Capitol entitled "Understanding the U.S. Energy Profile." This briefing explored how energy is currently used by different sectors of the economy, what resources we have available, and what challenges we face for the future.

Speakers included moderator Alan Crane, Senior Program Officer, National Research Council and panelists Robert Fri (Resources for the Future), Howard Gruenspecht (Energy Information Administration), Scott Tinker (State Geologist of Texas), and the Center for Electrochemistry's Allen Bard.

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