SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska


Public Input Sought on Energy Program


November 16, 2009
Monday PM

Senator Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), chair of the Senate Special Committee on Energy and co-chair of the Senate Resources Committee, and Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), co-chair of the Senate Resources Committee, are calling on Alaskans to submit comments on their Draft State Energy Policy and Program Recommendations.

"We've put together draft recommendations that we think will go a long way in addressing some of Alaska's biggest energy challenges," said Senator McGuire. "Now we are turning to the public to help us transform this draft into action."

"Since the end of the legislative session in April, we have visited many parts of the state to learn first-hand about the severity of the energy challenges they face, and to get ideas and suggestions for short- and long-term solutions," said Senator Wielechowski. "Before we go back to Juneau for the next session in January, we want to hear from as many Alaskans as possible."

Alaskans are encouraged to go online to , review the Draft State Energy Policy and Program Recommendations, and let the senators know what changes they'd suggest by sending written comments to before December 15th.

The 50 pages of recommendations call for increased funding for weatherization, more energy efficient power generation, merging Railbelt utilities, and providing incentives for more natural gas exploration in Cook Inlet, among other things.


On the Web:

Draft State Energy Policy and Program Recommendations

Send written comments to:


Source of News:

Senate Bipartisan Working Group



E-mail your news & photos to

Publish A Letter in SitNews         Read Letters/Opinions

Contact the Editor

SitNews ©2009
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska