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.
Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee
Topic: Committee Hearing on Various Hydropower Bills
· The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers – United States Representative
· 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
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.
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/