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Energy Policy Commission (Empower North Dakota Commission)

Type of Board: Policy Making Created by: NDCC 17-07-01
Voting Members: 13 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 4  
Length of Terms: 2 years Pay/Benefits: state rate
Frequency of Meetings: at least 4 times per biennium Licensing Board:
Address: 1600 East Century Avenue, , Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-328-5300
Fax:
Website: www.communityservices.nd.gov/energy/
Email:  
To develop a comprehensive energy policy for the state that addresses: 1) The policy of this state to stimulate the development of renewable and traditional fossil-based energy within the state with the goal of providing secure, diverse, sustainable and competitive energy supplies that can be produced and secured within the state to assist the nation in reducing its dependence on foreign energy sources. 2)The policy of this state to promote the development of new technologies, provide innovative opportunities, create additional employment and wealth that contributes to economic development, and decrease dependence on foreign energy supplies. 3) Growth of the fossil fuel and renewable energy industries within this state to encourage the state's competitiveness for both the domestic and export markets. 4) The assistance the state provides in research, development, and marketing of North Dakota produced energy sources, including biodiesel, biomass, coal, ethanol, geothermal, hydroelectric, hydrogen, natural gas, oil, solar and wind. 5) The need to: a. Expand the use of existing energy resources such as coal, oil, gas, wind and hydropower by supporting continued research and development of technologies designed to enhance the use of traditional fuels. b. Examine ways to diversify the state's energy resource base by encouraging the growth of renewable sources such as wind, biomass, geological, solar and water. c. Evaluate existing tax credits and incentives for all energy resources. d. Modernize and expand the state's energy infrastructure to ensure that energy supplies can be safely, reliably, and affordably transported to homes and businesses. e. Examine potential innovations that will be necessary to improve environmental conditions through the use of new technologies designed to encourage the continued use of fossil fuel as well as renewable resources. f. Review energy industry workforce and training needs and educational opportunities to enhance the future productivity of the energy industry. g. Develop a strategy to maximize the state's market opportunities in regional and global markets.

Member Name Work LD County Position Appt. Date Term Ends
Anderson, Al (701) 328-5312 Burleigh Chair


Bohrer, Jason (701) 258-7117 Burleigh
08 16 13 06 30 15
Day, Ron (701) 667-2416 Morton
07 18 07 06 30 14
DiDonato, John (561) 691-7232 Ex-Officio


Goerger, Terry (701) 242-8283 Richland
07 18 07 06 30 14
Hodnik, Margaret (218) 723-3966 St. Louis Ex-Officio
07 07 13
06 30 14
MacFarlane, Chuck (218) 739-8353 Ex-Officio


Mack, Eric (701) 338-2491 McHenry
07 18 07 06 30 14
Ness, Ronald (701) 223-6380 30 Burleigh
07 18 07 06 30 14
Niezwaag, Dale (701) 355-5417 Burleigh
10 22 07 06 30 14
Nisbet, Mark (701) 241-8607 Cass
07 18 07 06 30 14
Rud, Mike (701) 223-3370 Burleigh
07 01 10 06 30 14
Schneider, Randy (701) 426-4994 Burleigh
07 18 07 06 30 14
Skabo, Jay (701) 222-7722 Burleigh
01 03 14 06 30 14
Straley, David (701) 222-7596 Burleigh
07 18 07 06 30 14
Tabor, Sandi Burleigh Ex-Officio
09 18 13

Weeda, John (701) 442-7000 McLean
07 18 07 06 30 14
 
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