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Electricity Sector in a Changing Climate, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, March 5, 2019   [open pdf - 49MB]

This is the March 5, 2019 hearing on "Electricity Sector in a Changing Climate," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Lisa Murkowski: "Over the past couple weeks here, we have had hearings that looked at the energy markets of today, what could be the breakthrough energy technologies of tomorrow, and then worldwide forecasts from the International Energy Agency, IEA. In each of these hearings we have heard about the effect that climate change is having on decisions within the electricity sector. Today, we are here to consider those trends in greater detail. Our nation's energy mix has changed significantly over the past decade, largely driven by the shale revolution and the low cost of natural gas, but also federal and state policies that have boosted low or zero emission energy technologies. [...] But as more renewables come online and the mix of baseload power changes, our Committee will focus on maintaining grid reliability and resiliency. We will prioritize keeping energy affordable, and we will be working to advance cleaner energy technologies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph T. Kelliher, Ethan Schutt, Susan F. Tierney, Kenneth B. Medlock III, and Lisa Jacobson.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 116-289; Senate Hearing 116-289
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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