Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), incoming chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said last week that legislation promoting the use of natural gas will be one of the first measures the committee addresses in the 113th Congress. He is working with Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to find common ground on energy legislation. Senator Wyden also said that renewable energy sources, especially biomass, geothermal, and hydropower, should play a larger role in domestic energy.