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Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future, Virtual Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 18, 2021   [open pdf - 81MB]

This is the February 18, 2021 hearing on "Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Bobby Rush: "In October 2018 the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] Panel on Climate Change released a special report on global warming. This report made several things apparent: global emissions are on the rise; changes are necessary before 2030; and, to avoid the harshest consequences of this climate change, we must reduce global emissions to net zero by 2050. [...] However, reports show that a clean energy future is more than possible and that our progress toward this goal is well underway. For a case in point, renewables will account for most of the new electricity generating capacity for commercial operations in the year 2021. In addition, the cost of clean energy sources like solar power has increased by up to 82 percent since 2010, as a result of improved technology and expanding market participation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen W. Pacala, Paula R. Glover, Craig Gordon, Richard J. Powell, and Daniel C. Camp III.

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Serial No. 117-6
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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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