October 17, 2005
05:23 PM

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold three full committee hearings and one business meeting next week.


The Full Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. in room SD-366 to discuss the winter fuels outlook and the effect of high prices this coming winter.


Invited Witnesses Include:


Mr. Guy Caruso                                                          


Energy Information Administration        


Tom Kuhn                                                            

Edison Electric Institute                                    

Washington, DC


Mr. Larry Downes                                                       


American Gas Association                                           

Washington, DC                                                          


Mr. Peter Smith


National Association of State Energy Officials

Alexandria, VA


Mr. Jack Sullivan

Executive Vice President and CEO

New England Fuel Institute

Watertown, MA


The Full Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m. in room SD-366 to consider our national capacity for producing technological innovation and the importance of this innovation to our global economic competitiveness. The Committee will hear testimony describing the results of a recently released National Academy of Sciences report on this same topic.


Invited Witnesses Include:


Dr. Ralph Cicerone


The National Academies

Washington, DC


Norman Augustine

Chairman and CEO, Retired

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Bethesda, MD


The Full Committee will hold a Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. in room SD-366 to consider the following items on the agenda:


Reconciliation legislation to be submitted in accordance with the reconciliation instructions contained in the budget resolution for 2006.


The Full Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, October 20 2:30 p.m. in room SD-366 to receive testimony on S. 1016, to direct the Secretary of Energy to make incentive payments to the owners or operators of qualified desalination facilities to partially offset the cost of electrical energy required to operate the facilities; and S. 1860, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to improve energy production and reduce energy demand through improved use of reclaimed waters.


Panel 1



U.S. Department of Energy


Dr. Les Shephard

Vice President

Energy and Infrastructure Assurance

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM


Ron Cochran

Executive Director

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, CA


Dr. James Roberto

Deputy Lab Director, Science and Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, TN



Panel 2


Jim Reynolds

Executive Director

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Key West, FL


Colin Sabol

Chief Marketing Officer

GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies

Trevose, PA


Edmund Archuleta

General Manager, El Paso Water Utilities

Testifying on behalf of WateReuse

El Paso, TX


Dr. Pankaj Parekh

Director of Drinking Water Quality Compliance

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Testifying on behalf of AwwaRF

Los Angeles, CA