Dr. Jefferson Tester 
HP Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Internationally recognized expert in Enhanced Geothermal Systems; Served as chair of the MIT-led panel that produced the report: The Future of Geothermal Energy, released in January, 2007

Mr. Paul Thomsen 
Public Policy Manager for Ormat Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of geothermal exploration, development, and power conversion technologies; He is responsible for Ormat’s federal, state and local legislative programs; He is testifying today on behalf of both Ormat and the Geothermal Energy Association

Dr. Annette von Jouannne 
Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon; Specializes in Energy Systems, including power electronics and power systems; Leads the Wave Energy program at OSU

Mr. Sean O’Neill 
President of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC), a trade association representing the marine renewable energy industry

Mr. Nathanael Greene 
Sr. Energy Policy Specialist with the Natural Resources Defense Council; His areas of expertise include utility regulation, renewable energy, energy taxes and energy efficiency


Developing Untapped Potential: Geothermal and Ocean Power Technologies

H.R. 2304, "The Advanced Geothermal Energy Research and Development Act of 2007"

H.R. 2313, "The Marine Renewable Energy Research and Development Act of 2007"

Hearing Charter