Congressmen Tour the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


Congressmen Tour the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory
February 18, 2004 – Golden, Colorado
link to NREL site

Unofficially, these four U.S. Congressmen had to be “pulled away” from the Coolerado demonstration cooler, which is sitting on the table behind them. The prototype Coolerado Cooler, which NREL tested, is in the foreground of the photograph. The official, approved caption is as follows:

“U.S. Congressmen Zach Wamp (R-TN), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Bob Beauprez (R-CO) get a first-hand look at a Coolerado Cooler display unit at NREL’s Thermal Test Facility. Also pictured are Center for Buildings and Thermal Systems Director Ron Judkoff and Midwest Research Institute President Jim Spigarelli.”


Individually, and as a group, these members of congress have much influence over how the United States government approaches energy and the environment. Some of the committees they influence include the Appropriations Committee, Energy and Water Subcommittee, Energy and Commerce Committee and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.

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