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Solving the Climate Crisis: Ramping Up Renewables, Hearing Before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 13, 2019   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the June 13, 2019 hearing on 'Solving the Climate Crisis: Ramping Up Renewables' held before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The hearing focused specifically on the increasing role of renewables, particularly wind and solar energy. From the opening statement of Kathy Castor: "[r]enewables used to provide just a fraction of our electricity, but now they are up to 17 percent and growing. In the past 10 years, wind power has quadrupled and costs have fallen by nearly 70 percent. Utility-scale solar has increased 30 times over, and costs have fallen by 88 percent. Now more than 350,000 people are working in the wind and solar industries. Renewable energy has flourished because we finally started giving wind and solar some of the same support that the fossil fuel industry has enjoyed for over a century. States have also led with renewable energy standards. [...] [B]ut we know here in the Congress we need to do more. The time is now." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan, Christine Tezak, and Katherine Hamilton.

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Serial No. 116-5
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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