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Emerging Technologies and Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, May 9, 2007   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Joseph I. Lieberman: "Today, we are going to examine the private sector innovation that can put America on a path to curbing global warming without handicapping our economy, provided the Federal Government sends a strong new signal to the marketplace. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on mitigating global warming. The report reflects the consensus reached by delegates from 120 countries. It finds that existing technologies can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly over the next two decades, and that commercializing these technologies would provide the co benefits of increasing energy security and decreasing air pollution. The IPCC report also concludes, however, that without strong new Government action, market forces alone will not lead to significant emissions reductions. A portfolio of existing technologies could set us on a safe emissions reduction track if governments like ours establish effective policy drivers for further development, acquisition, deployment and diffusion of those technologies. So the purpose of today's hearing is to examine some of the technologies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, James M. Inhofe, Barbra Boxer, Thomas R. Carper, George V. Voinovich, Larry E. Craig, Yet-Ming Chiang, Mark M. Little, James W. Stanway, Michael W. Rencheck, and John A. Fees.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 110-1084; Senate Hearing 110-1084
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2007
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Public Domain
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