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Powering Up Clean Energy: Investments to Modernize and Expand the Electric Grid, Hearing Before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, May 20, 2021   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the May 20, 2021 hearing on "Powering Up Clean Energy: Investments to Modernize and Expand the Electric Grid," held before the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. From the opening statement of Kathy Castor: "Today we are looking at the benefits for our country and workers that come from modernizing and expanding the electric grid. [...] [I]nvesting in our grid will create jobs. That is why renewing and modernizing the grid is the centerpiece of President Biden's American Jobs Plan. By passing the President's infrastructure plan, we can put thousands--hundreds of thousands--of people to work, laying thousands of miles of transmission lines that will connect entire regions across America. It is a historic investment and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in America so we come back stronger. We already have the innovative technologies needed to increase the efficiency, capacity, and flexibility of our electric grid, and the experts here today will help explain how. We know we need to act quickly. As we expand clean energy, we will also reduce pollution and lower electricity bills and will build new transmission lines so that every city, town, and county can access America's affordable and abundant wind and solar energy. We must set ambitious goals via a clean energy and an energy-efficiency standard. Many States are way ahead of us on this, and we need to catch up. Cleaning up the power sector will also help us reduce carbon pollution from the transportation, building, and industrial sectors." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Linda Apsey, Donnie Colston, Emily Sanford Fisher, and Michael Skelly.

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Serial No. 117-4
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2021
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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