Governor Phil Bredesen will convene the second meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Energy Policy on Friday at 1 p.m. as part of the ongoing process to develop a new state energy plan.
The 17-member panel includes key state officials as well as representatives of business, environmental and other interests. The task force is charged with making recommendations to help Tennessee become a leader in energy efficiency and conservation, use of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources, and the development of clean-energy technology.
The public is invited to attend Friday’s meeting. Headlining the meeting will be Joe Hoagland, vice president of energy efficiency and response for the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public power company providing power to 8.8 million residents in the Tennessee Valley. Mr. Hoagland will provide an overview of TVA’s efficiency goals and ideas.
Additionally, the Governor and task force members will continue conversations on how state government can do a better job “leading by example,” particularly in managing its buildings and vehicle fleet. Darren Springer, senior policy analyst for the National Governors Association, will speak on best practices emerging in other states.
Live streaming video will be available at www.tn.gov/energy.