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STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING WITH
SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
MINUTES


Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the seventh meeting to order at 12:31 P.M. on, February 5, 2013, in room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Beard
Falk
Hackbarth
Hornstein
Kelly
Masin
Quam
Scott
Selcer
Yarusso

Members excused:
Allen
Atkins


Testimony was presented to Committee members by the following:

Overview of US efficiency efforts and ideas for improving Minnesota's programs.
Dr. Martin Kushler, Senior Fellow, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
A handout was given to Committee members "ACEEE Presentation to the Minnesota Legislature, February 5, 2013."

CIP Overview by MN Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources.
Bill Grant, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce
Jessica Burdette, CIP Supervisor, MN Department of Commerce
A handout was given to Committee members "Joint Energy Committee Meeting, Minnesota's Conservation Improvement Program."

Utilities Experience with CIP: accomplishments and potential.
Lee Gabler, Director of Demand Side Management, Xcel Energy.
A handout was given to Committee members "Conservation Improvement Programs, 2.5.13."

Nick Mark, Manager, Conservation and Renewable Energy Policy, CenterPoint Energy.
A handout was given to Committee members "CenterPoint Energy, February 5, 2013."

CIP as a job creator
Steve Kath, President, The Retrofit Companies
A handout was given to Committee members "February 4, 2013 CIP & TRC."









The meeting adjourned at 2:03 P.M.







REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant

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