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Review of DOE Vehicle Technologies Program Management and Activities: Assuring Appropriate and Effective Use of Taxpayer Funding, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, Thursday, July 26, 2012   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the July 26, 2012 hearing on "Review of DOE Vehicle Technologies Program Management and Activities: Assuring Appropriate and Effective Use of Taxpayer Funding," held before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. From the opening statement of Andy Harris: "Since President Obama took office in January 2009, aggressive spending on green energy programs has been a centerpiece of his domestic policy agenda. His stimulus legislation spent $33 billion at the Department of Energy, mostly devoted to green energy, and his budget requests to Congress have repeatedly called for massive increases in these same areas. For example, the President's current budget calls for over $1.5 billion in new spending at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--an 84 percent year-over-year increase. The bulk of this proposed increase-about $1.1 billion-is for vehicle technology development and deployment activities that we will focus on today. I would like to state at the outset that I am strongly supportive of advanced vehicle technologies if the government role is carefully limited, and the market matures through free enterprise and American innovation, not through the vast spending, mandates and special tax treatment that we have today." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Andy Harris, Brad Miller, Kathleen Hogan, Rickey Hass, and Brian Wynne.

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Serial No. 112-99
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2012
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Public Domain
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