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Building Back Better: Addressing Climate Change in the Electricity Sector and Fostering Economic Growth, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 10, 2021   [open pdf - 320MB]

This is the March 10, 2021 hearing on 'Building Back Better: Addressing Climate Change in the Electricity Sector and Fostering Economic Growth,' held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "As we will hear today from Mr. Rusco, a report released this morning by the Government Accountability Office found that climate change is expected to have far-reaching effects on the electricity grid that could cost the American people tens of billions of dollars in damage and power outages, like the devastation we have just seen in Texas, but a future of more suffering from climate change is not written in stone. We can invest in a cleaner, more resilient electric sector. As our President says, we need to build back better. [...] If we want a cleaner, safer planet, and we do, all of us, we have to make the reduction of electric power emissions a top priority." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank Rusco, Eric Garcetti, Ben Fowke, Sandra Snyder, and Jim Wood.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 117-7; Senate Hearing 117-7
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Date:
2021
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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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