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Murkowski to Hold Renewable Energy Field Hearing


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced Aug. 12 a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee field hearing at Chena Hot Springs, Alaska to receive testimony on the status of renewable energy technology and suggestions for expanded deployment of such technology.

What: Hearing on the status of renewable energy technology, focusing on issues involving rural energy projects.
Who: Senator Lisa Murkowski
Edward J. Wall, Program Manager, Geothermal Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

Witness Panel 1:
Steve Haagenson, Director, Alaska Energy Authority
Chris Rose, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
Gwen Holdman, Director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power

Witness Panel 2:
Bernie Karl, President, Chena Geothermal Energy LLC
Doug Johnson, Alaska Project Director, Ocean Renewable Power Co.
Barbara Donatelli, Vice President, Fire Island Wind Farm
Dennis Meiners, Intelligent Energy Systems
Jim Dodson, President, Fairbanks Economic Development Corp.

Where: Chena Hot Springs, Alaska
When: Saturday, August 22nd at 10 a.m.

Also at Chena Hot Springs, Murkowski will speak at a christening for the nation's first mobile geothermal generator at 12:50 p.m. and later deliver remarks to the energy fair at 1:30 p.m.

August 12, 2009
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