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Governor Parnell to Sign Renewable Energy, Geothermal Legislation Today, June 2

June 1, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell will sign Senate Bill 277 and Senate Bill 243 on Wednesday.


SB 277, sponsored by the Senate Energy Committee, exempts from regulation facilities that generate electricity entirely from renewable energy resources when that electricity is sold to regulated utilities. 

SB 243, sponsored by Senator Lesil McGuire, encourages exploration for and development of Alaska’s geothermal energy potential, and it moves jurisdiction over the permitting and inspection of geothermal wells and operations from the Department of Natural Resources to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Who:                      Governor Sean Parnell

What:                     Signing ceremony for SB 277 and SB 243

When:                    Wednesday, June 2, 10:30 a.m.

Where:                    KincaidPark Chalet

Anchorage

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