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October 23, 2002

DOE Secretary Abraham to Host "Global Forum on Personal Transportation"

While helping people find the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market today, DOE is also looking ahead to the future. On November 12th and 13th, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham will host the "Global Forum on Personal Transportation" in Dearborn, Michigan. Secretary Abraham has invited about 100 senior government, industry, and academic officials, including representatives of the automotive, hydrogen, energy, and fuel cell industries. The international forum will address the future of energy-efficient personal transportation and include representatives from Japan, Germany, France, Belgium, India, China, Mexico, Canada, Austria, and the Netherlands.

The forum will open with a plenary session followed by discussion groups focusing on such topics as fuel cell vehicles, future fuel options, improvements in internal combustion engines, and the cost of energy efficiency throughout the world. Secretary Abraham will deliver the luncheon keynote address on November 12th. See the DOE press release.