DOE TO SEEK MORE ADVICE ON STRATEGY
The U.S. Department of Energy will conduct three more hearings to gain additional advice on the National Energy Strategy (NES) it is developing. DOE held fact finding hearings last August and September, followed by a second round last month. It plans to issue a first draft of the NES in April and send a final version to President Bush by yearend. It has scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing in Honolulu to focus on how energy affects the competitiveness of U.S. industry in international markets.