Chris Rose, executive director of REAP, just spoke to the US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources about the potential for infrastructure improvements. He was joined by other witnesses from around the State of Alaska to present to the Committee in Washington DC on how the infrastructure improvements could create jobs and reduce the cost of living in Alaska. During his 5-minute testimony and subsequent questioning, Chris emphasized the importance of creating a green bank to improve leverage of funding as well as the importance of energy efficiency first. He also shared how Alaska is a leader around the world on microgrid integration and striving to continue funding for research and development (R&D) from the US government.
Check out the recorded broadcast here.
Read Chris’s written testimony here: US SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES – Testimony of Chris Rose..