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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Interim Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 04, 2008

State of Minnesota Interim Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Session

House Energy Finance and Policy Division
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:17 PM on February 4, 2008 in Room 200 of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


House
Hilty, Bill
Ruud, Maria
Westrom, Torrey
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gardner, Paul
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Magnus, Doug
Peterson, Aaron
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy

Senate
Anderson, Ellen
Carlson, Jim
Dahle, Kevin
Jungbauer, Michael
Rummel, Sandy
Vandeveer, Ray

Also
Rep. Frank Hornstein
Rep. Tina Leibling
Rep. Carolyn Laine
Rep. Tim Mahoney


Members excused:


Gunther, Bob
Nornes, Bud
Ozment, Dennis
Sailer, Brita
Slocum, Linda
Dibble, Scott
Doll, John
Koch, Amy
Olseen, Rick
Prettner Solon, Yvonne
Rest, Ann
Rosen, Julie
Senjem, David
Sheran, Kathy
Sparks, Dan


A quorum was present.

HF995 (Hilty) / SF1948 (Carlson) Peak Oil; Governor memorialized, by resolution, to take action to prepare a plan of response and preparation to meet the challenges of Peak Oil.

1:23 PM - Presentation by Matt Simmons, Chairman of Simmons & Company International. (Power Point: Twilight in the Desert: The Risk of Peak Oil)

Handouts:

Peak Oil Production and the Implications to the State of Connecticut Report to Legislative Leaders and the Governor (November 2001)
Peak Oil Production and the Implications to the Sate of Connecticut: Report to Legislative Leaders and the Governor (Addendum: Tar Sands and Shale Oil) (December 2007)

2:16 PM - Recess.

2:21 PM -- Meeting called to order.

2:22 PM -- Matt Simmons continued with the presentation.

2:45 PM - Members asked questions.

3:52 PM -- The meeting was adjourned.
More Info On This Meeting..

HF995 (Hilty) Peak Oil; Governor memorialized, by resolution, to take action to prepare a plan of response and preparation to meet the challenges of peak oil.
Presentation on global energy supply constraints.