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Press Release: House Energy Special Committee

State Energy Policy Bill Passes House

First step taken in laying foundation for Alaska energy policy
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Posted: March 17, 2010
Contact: Jeff Turner, 465-3879
    Adam Berg, 465-4873


(Juneau) - The Alaska House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Bill 306, the first step to solving Alaska’s long-term energy needs. The bill, sponsored by the House Special Committee on Energy, establishes an overarching energy policy to guide the legislature, the administration, utilities, conservation groups, and everyday Alaskans toward the collective goal of providing more affordable and stable energy in Alaska.

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Ak St Legislature MajorityThe policy outlines priorities for renewable and nonrenewable energy, conservation and efficiency and balances the needs between urban and rural Alaska.
~ Rep. Charisse MillettAk St Legislature Majority

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HB 306 has four main goals in establishing a statewide energy policy: establishing a thorough and coordinated approach to supporting energy efficiency and conservation; encouraging economic development in Alaska; supporting energy research, education and workforce development; and coordinating governmental functions.

“Now we have a roadmap to reaching our energy goals,” House Special Committee on Energy Co-Chair Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, said. “The policy outlines priorities for renewable and nonrenewable energy, conservation and efficiency and balances the needs between urban and rural Alaska.”

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Ak St Legislature MajorityThe credit for the energy policy bill doesn’t belong to legislators—it belongs to the stakeholders who created it.
~ Rep. Bryce EdgmonAk St Legislature Majority


“The credit for the energy policy bill doesn’t belong to legislators—it belongs to the stakeholders who created it,” Co-Chair Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, said. “We brought together a diverse group who spent six months working to find common ground to build an energy policy that recognizes Alaska is a resource development state but conservation and efficiency measures also play an important role in our energy future.”

The following is a list of the 16 members who served on the House Energy Stakeholders Group:


HB 306 now moves to the Alaska State Senate for consideration.

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2010-03-17 : 00:25 : [AUDIO] Rep. Edgmon Cites Opportunities for Local Solutions in State Energy Policy
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2010-03-17 : 00:22 : [AUDIO] Rep. Millett Praises Stakeholders, House in Crafting, Passing State Energy Policy
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