Carper to Host ‘Conversations on America’s Energy Future’, Town- Hall Style Meetings in Newark, Dover and Millsboro

WASHINGTON, DC – As the newest member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Tom Carper will play a major role in creating an energy policy for the nation. He is asking Delawareans from all three counties to share their expertise, experience and concerns with him at his upcoming “Conversations on America’s Energy Future” in Newark, Dover, and Millsboro. “Before big debates in the Senate on issues like education, prescription drug benefits for seniors and the nation’s budget, Delawareans have come to town hall meetings and shared their invaluable experience and opinions with me,” Carper said. “We now face a great debate over our nation’s energy policy. A discussion of Delaware’s best practices will help us reach our goal of improving energy conservation while responsibly developing new energy sources.” The forums will be held at the Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Highway, on August 15 from 10:00 am to Noon; at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture, 132 Townsend Hall in Newark, on August 21 from 10 am to Noon; and at Delaware State University, School of Management Building Room 309 in Dover, on August 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. “I look forward to a lively discussion of new technologies that reduce pollution and improve efficiency, new renewable energy sources like soy biodiesel and hydrogen fuel cells, and the formation of some consensus around a national energy policy,” Carper said. Delaware residents looking for more information should call Senator Carper’s New Castle County Director Tyrone Jones at 302-573-6291, his Kent County Director Lori James at 302-674-3308, or his Sussex County Director Mark Lally at 302-856-7690.