Senate Committee to Hold Hearing
On Low-Cost Ways to Save Energy
Public Invited to Submit Questions
for Energy Experts to Answer
March 02, 2010
(SitNews) - The Senate Resources Committee announced today they
will hold a special hearing Wednesday morning to highlight low-cost
ways Alaskans can save energy and money. The hearing will be
chaired by Senator Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, co-chair of
The public is invited to submit questions for energy experts
from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation on energy-saving
strategies. Questions can be sent to Senator Bill Wielechowski
and should be received by 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
"I urge people to tune in to Gavel to Gavel, or if you're
in Juneau, to come to the Capitol Wednesday morning to get some
valuable information about how to reduce home energy costs,"
said Senator Wielechowski. "All over Alaska, people are
struggling with extremely high energy costs, and at this meeting
we hope to provide them with some good ideas to help save money."
"Simple techniques can pay big dividends when it comes to
energy efficiency," added Senator Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage,
co-chair of the Resources Committee. "Investing in educating
Alaskans about how to use energy more efficiently is a priority
in our omnibus energy plan. The information presented on Wednesday
will provide an introduction to the broader strategy we hope
to pass this session."
The purpose of the hearing is to show Alaskans simple, low-cost
methods to reduce energy costs at home and at work. Presenting
these strategies to the committee will be Cary Bolling from the
Energy Program at the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
The hearing is open to the public, and begins at 10:00 am, Wednesday,
March 3rd, in the Butrovich Room (205) of the Alaska State Capitol.
It is expected to be broadcast live on the legislative television
channel, Gavel to Gavel.
The State Senate Resources
Committee will host the special hearing on Wednesday, March 3,
at 10:00 am on low-cost ways Alaskans can reduce their energy
costs. Anyone who wants to pose a question for the experts on
how to cut home energy costs can send an e-mail by 9:00 am Wednesday
To watch the presentation, tune in to Gavel to Gavel or go to
www.ktoo.org and click on
Gavel to Gavel.
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