I’m sorry I didn’t post this sooner, but the Senate Energy Committee Hearing web site left the impression that this was not going to be webcast. But you can hear the hearing here (click on “Live Webcast“).
This hearing was motivated in large part by the interest in concentrated solar of Sen. Sander (I-VT), which is doubly impressive because there isn’t much CSP potential in VT.
Sanders says he will work to reverse the BLM moratorium on new solar facility siting, — and then he complained that only two people at BLM are reviewing the hundred and 50 or so existing applications. Kudos to Sanders.
Here is the witness list:
- Mr. Charles Andraka, Sandia National Labs
- Mr. Fred Morse, Abengoa Solar, Inc.
- Mr. Michael Daly, Mesa del Sol
- Dr. Alex Marker, Schott Solar, Inc.
- Mr. Fong Wan, Pacific Gas & Electric
- Bush BLM: We don’t need no stinkin’ solar on federal lands
- Concentrated solar thermal power — a core climate solution
- Do we need a massive government program to generate breakthroughs to make solar energy cost-competitive?