Montreal Protocol and Global Warming 52

Wed, 23 May 2007 14:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, May 23, 2007, the Committee held an oversight hearing on achievements and opportunities for climate protection under the Montreal Protocol. This international environmental treaty established legally binding controls on the production and consumption of substances that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer. Witnesses at the hearing included the lead author of a scientific paper quantifying the climate benefits of the Montreal Protocol, the Executive Director of an international nongovernmental organization with expertise on the Montreal Protocol, and the Global Environmental Manager of DuPont’s fluorochemicals business. At the hearing, the Committee received testimony about cost-effective measures that can be taken under the Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming.

Witnesses
  • Dr. Guus Velders, lead author of a recent scientific paper quantifying the climate benefits of the Montreal Protocol
  • Mr. Allan Thornton, Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency, an international nongovernmental organization with expertise on the Montreal Protocol
  • Dr. Mack McFarland, Environmental Fellow, DuPont Fluoroproducts, a major corporation that manufactures alternatives to substances that deplete the ozone layer
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S.645, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide an alternate sulfur dioxide removal measurement for certain coal gasification project goals, S.838, to authorize funding for eligible joint ventures between United States and Israeli businesses and

Tue, 22 May 2007 18:30:00 GMT

S.645, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide an alternate sulfur dioxide removal measurement for certain coal gasification project goals, S.838, to authorize funding for eligible joint ventures between United States and Israeli businesses and academic persons, to establish the International Energy Advisory Board, S.1089, to amend the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act to allow the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects to hire employees more efficiently, S.1203, to enhance the management of electricity programs at the Department of Energy, H.R.85, to provide for the establishment of centers to encourage demonstration and commercial application of advanced energy methods and technologies, and H.R.1126, to reauthorize the Steel and Aluminum Energy Conservation andTechnology Competitiveness Act of 1988

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 366 Dirksen
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The case for the California waiver

Tue, 22 May 2007 18:30:00 GMT

  • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 406 Dirksen
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Green Collar Jobs

Tue, 22 May 2007 18:00:00 GMT

On Tuesday the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will explore the vast potential for the development of “green collar” jobs from increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in the United States. A market transformation towards clean energy will require a new cadre of workers for everything from the research, design, and engineering of new energy systems to the manufacture, installation, and maintenance of clean technology investments. The range of jobs and skills requirements is wide, but the potential employment impact is substantial: in a recent analysis the Cleantech Venture Network estimated that as many as 500,000 new green collar jobs could be created by 2010. Increasing green collar jobs is also an opportunity to cultivate both economic and environmental benefits for many underserved communities.

Witnesses:
  • Jerome Ringo, President Apollo Alliance
  • Van Jones, President and Co-Founder Ella Baker Center (Oakland, CA)
  • Elsa Barboza, Campaign Coordinator for Green Industries at the Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE; Los Angeles, CA)
  • Bob Thelen, Chief Training Officer, Capital Area Michigan Works!
  • House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee 2318 Rayburn
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Gasoline Prices, Oil Company Profits, and the American Consumer

Tue, 22 May 2007 17:00:00 GMT

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee 2123 Rayburn
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Provisions of the 2007 Farm Bill within the subcommittee’s jurisdiction

Tue, 22 May 2007 14:00:00 GMT

  • House Agriculture Committee
    Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research Subcommittee 1300 Longworth
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Carbon-Neutral Government Act of 2007 7

Thu, 17 May 2007 04:00:00 GMT

Hearing on H.R. 2635: The Carbon-Neutral Government Act.

Witnesses
  • Ms. Emily Figdor, Director, Federal Global Warming Program, US Public Interest Research Group
  • Mr. Jeffrey Harris, Vice President for Programs, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Mr. Marshall E. Purnell, FAIA, First Vice President and President-Elect, The American Institute of Architects

Global Climate Change: Transportation and Infrastructure Issues

Wed, 16 May 2007 15:00:00 GMT

  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 2167 Rayburn
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The State of Climate Change Science 2007, Pt. III

Wed, 16 May 2007 14:00:00 GMT

Perspectives on Energy and Climate Change: Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden

Tue, 15 May 2007 18:15:00 GMT

On Tuesday the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Committee on Foreign Affairs will host the Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt, to discuss energy policy, his country’s efforts to eliminate its dependence on fossil fuels by 2020 and Sweden’s growing concerns over global warming.

Following the hearing, Select Committee Chairman Edward Markey (D-MA) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) will hold a press availability with the Prime Minister.

  • House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee 2172 Rayburn
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