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Quadrennial Energy Review to Focus on Rail, Barge and Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a meeting in Chicago on August 8th to receive comments on rail, barge and truck transportation infrastructure needs. The meeting is part of a series of meetings that are being conducted by the DOE as part of its Quadrennial Energy Review. This effort is intended to assess the challenges facing the nation’s energy infrastructure and to develop a roadmap for addressing these challenges. The effort also includes an integrated assessment of the nation’s energy policy and is intended “to build on the foundation provided in the Administration’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future of March 30, 2011, and Climate Action Plan released on June 25, 2013.”

“The August 8, 2014 public meeting will feature facilitated panel discussions, followed by an open microphone session. Persons desiring to speak during the open microphone session at the public meeting should come prepared to speak for no more than five minutes and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.” DOE’s notice indicates that it anticipates making a briefing memorandum on the issue available prior to the meeting.