A high-level panel of experts that has been helping to shape President Barack Obama's
response to the economic crisis will step into the public view on
Wednesday at a meeting to discuss energy issues and job creation.

Obama announced the creation of the 16-member Economic Recovery
Advisory Board, led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, in
February, but its work had been entirely behind-the-scenes.

Wednesday's meeting, scheduled for 10:00 a.m., will be open to the
media and carried via a live video stream on the White House website.
It is the first of what are expected to be quarterly meetings by the

Topping the meeting agenda is Obama's proposal to create green
jobs in sectors of the economy aimed at developing cleaner energy