Congressional Briefing: A Cleaner Way to Power?

Start: June 20, 2011 2:00 pm
End: June 20, 2011 3:30 pm
Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Jun 15, 2011 Issues: Energy

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Please join the offices of Congressmen Edward Whitfield and Bobby L. Rush on Monday, June 20, 2011, for a bipartisan briefing on clean energy policy, to be held in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

WHY: Most people agree that we should be looking for sensible ways to increase the availability and use of CLEAN energy by the U.S. utilities sector and large users of power. With a dizzying array of supposed clean energy sources and technologies to choose from—each with unique advantages and disadvantages—key challenges lie in defining which sources qualify as clean energy.  Government also faces the challenge of how to promote an appropriate mix of public and private incentives and investments in those cleaner energy sources.


WHAT: Steve Caldwell from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change will provide background on clean energy resources and challenges, and discuss some of the emerging solutions.  Among the newer clean energy proposals is one by Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Joseph Aldy for a national, technology-neutral clean energy standard.  Following Dr. Aldy’s presentation of his proposal, Dr. Karen Palmer from Resources for the Future will present results from recent modeling of the national and regional impacts of various clean energy standard approaches.  Finally, Dr. Daniel Enderton will discuss the potential for carbon dioxide capture and storage as a component of clean energy policy.


This event is open to the public.  Please RSVP by clicking here.  If you have questions please call my Washington office at (202) 225-4372.