Murkowski highlights wind, geothermal potential for Alaska at energy leadership summit
June 7, 2010
From Christine Kim at KTUU-TV: Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of two U.S. senators who spoke about energy challenges facing Alaska and the nation in Anchorage Saturday morning. Her speech was part of the closing ceremony for the three-day National Women’s Leadership Summit. Dozens of women attended Murkowski’s speech at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott, and several had a chance to ask questions on issues that are on the minds of many across the nation. The summit focused on energy, the environment, education and the economy. Renewable energy was an overriding topic.
“It’s going to be the topic not just for one year as health care was, but it’s going to be the topic for the next few years,” said Dr. Laura Badeaux with the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, which organized the summit.
Murkowski emphasized Alaska’s wind and geothermal potential, and its benefits for the future to combat the high energy costs that are hitting rural Alaska. She says there needs to be a way to address both short-term and long-term concerns, and it’s urgent to alleviate reliance on diesel fuel. Read more