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Murkowski Morning Meeting, 4/23/2013


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

U.S. Senate Events 

Hydropowering our Future

Alaskan Impact: A quarter of all of the electricity generated in Alaska comes from hydropower and Gov. Parnell has set his sights on increasing that amount to 50 percent. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today held a hearing on two hydropower bills – Sen. Murkowski’s Hydropower Improvement Act to advance conventional forms of hydropower generation and the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act to add hydropower to existing conduits. Also being introduced is legislation to improve the efficient use of energy, which Sen. Murkowski considers central to a true “all of the above” energy policy.

6:00am AKDT

Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee

Topic: Committee Hearing on Various Hydropower Bills

Statement from:

·         The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers – United States Representative

Testimony From:

·         Jeff Wright, Director, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects

·         Lowell Pimley, Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation

·         Deputy Ass’t Energy Sec for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kathleen Hogan

Sen. Murkowski on importance of hydropower                  Rep. McMorris Rodgers on hydropower’s potential

IN AN HOUR - McKinley vs Denali

Alaskan Impact: The tallest peak in North America is located in Alaska, but named after a President who never set foot in our state.  Senator Murkowski wants to change that, and designate the mountain to be named “Denali” as it was called by Alaskans for centuries before.  In a few moments, her bill to do change the mountain’s official name will be discussed in a committee hearing.

10am AKDT

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Topic to be Considered: “S.155, to designate a mountain in the state of Alaska as Denali”

WATCH the entire hearing online: http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/

Senator Murkowski, June 2012: “We just call it Denali.” – Click to Watch

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