Chena Hot Springs hosts federal hearing on renewable energy technology 

chris_small1-372x560Look for REAP Executive Director Chris Rose at Chena Hot Springs this weekend. He is among those testifying at a Senate Energy and Resources Committee field hearing being held there Saturday. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is chairing the hearing, which is on the status of renewable energy technology with a focus on issues involving rural energy projects.

UPDATE: The hearing, and the Renewable Energy Fair at Chena, received widespread coverage from KTUU and in this story from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

FAIRBANKS — Utilize Alaska as a renewable energy laboratory for the nation and place a moratorium on costly, time-consuming federal permits for innovative, renewable energy projects were two of many ideas presented at a U.S. Senate field hearing Saturday, presided over by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

Murkowski is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.Energy leaders from across the state attended two morning panels, presenting their projects, pitfalls and ideas about renewable energy power sources and production.

The “Clean Energy Revolution” using renewable resources is the biggest revolution since the Industrial Revolution, said Chris Rose, executive director of Renewable Energy Alaska Project in Anchorage…..

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