One of my priorities for legislative action was focused upon energy conservation. When using public dollars, it is important to include energy efficiency inducements in order to lower ongoing costs. Prime areas for consideration are schools and older homes. Federal stimulus dollars may be used for this purpose; we are working hard to bring them to Minnesota so that folks can return to work. The priority within the research arena is the most efficient way to move energy from the source of generation to the user. Power must be carried from its source - coal, nuclear, wind - to the user; creating moreefficient transmission methods can result in significant energy savings.