Climate Change and Ensuring That America Leads the Clean Energy Transformation, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, August 6, 2009   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is from the August 6, 2009 hearing, "Climate Change and Ensuring That America Leads the Clean Energy Transformation" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From Barbara Boxer's opening statement: "Today's hearing will focus on ensuring that America leads the clean energy transformation as we address the threat posed by climate change. I want to welcome our witnesses who will share their insights and expertise on this critical subject. We are facing two historic challenges in America today, a deep economic recession and the threat of unchecked global warming. During this hearing, we will examine the ways in which Federal initiatives are already addressing both of these challenges and about additional steps we can take to provide incentives for clean energy development to transform the American economy. This country can and should be a leader of the clean energy revolution. Clean energy and climate legislation provides the certainty that companies need and the signal businesses are looking for to mobilize capital and harness the greatest source of power we have in this great country, American ingenuity. Clean energy legislation is jobs legislation. By creating powerful incentives for clean energy, it will create millions of new jobs in America, building wind turbines, installing solar panels on homes, and producing a new fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles. Every time we have one of these hearings, the Republicans and the Democrats put different studies into the record proving their point, so I want to again refer to the Pew Charitable Trust study that shows that the creation of jobs in the clean energy sector is the one bright spot in our economy, the major bright spot in our economy, and noting that a charitable organization, I believe, does come to the table without bias." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Wellinghoff, David B. Sandalow, Tom Strickland, Fred Krupp, and Bill Fehrman.

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S. Hrg. 111-1212; Senate Hearing 111-1212
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