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Media Advisory: Capito to Visit Alaska for Hearing on Leadership, Opportunities in Energy Innovation  


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will participate in a committee field hearing on Monday, February 15, 2016 in Bethel, Alaska.


The hearing will examine opportunities for energy innovation and technology deployment in high-cost areas like Alaska and other parts of the country. This hearing will highlight the innovative work being done in remote communities and examine challenges that remain to ensure that rural Americans have access to affordable energy.


“Maintaining affordable and reliable energy is critically important in West Virginia and other rural states. I look forward to hearing how Alaska is addressing this challenge with innovation and new technology, and what lessons learned we can incorporate back home,” said Senator Capito.


Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Alaska Governor Bill Walker and several other witnesses will testify at Monday’s hearing. For a full list of witnesses, click here.


WHAT:          Oversight Field Hearing to examine Energy Technology Innovation and Deployment – Opportunities for Alaska’s Energy Future


WHERE:        Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, Library and Museum

420 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway

Bethel, Alaska 99559


WHEN:          3:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


NOTE:            An audio recording of the hearing will be posted here after the hearing.


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