U.S. Climate Action Partnership Report

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:00:00 GMT

USCAP is a group of businesses (Alcoa, BP, Dupont, etc.) and environmental organizations (Environmental Defense, NRDC, Pew Center, etc.) that have come together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Their report: A Call for Action.

The report advocates a cap-and-trade system plus R&D support with the following targets for GHG emissions:

  • 100-105% of today’s levels within 5 years of enactment
  • 90-100% of today’s levels within 10 years
  • 70-90% of today’s levels within 15 years

Witnesses

  • Chad Holliday Chairman and CEO , Dupont
  • Fred L. Smith Jr. President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Jonathon Lash President, World Resources Institute
  • Kevin Book Senior Analyst/Vice President, Friedman Billings Ramsey & Company, Inc
  • Peter Darbee Chairman, CEO, and President, PG&E Corporation
  • Harold G. Hamm Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources, Inc.
  • Steve Elbert Vice Chair, BP America

National Imperatives for Earth and Climate Science

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT

The State of Climate Change Science 2007

Thu, 08 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Energy Subcommittee
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Allegations of Political Interference with the Work of Government Climate Change Scientists 11

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMT

The Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on January 30 regarding political interference in the work of government climate change scientists. In preparation for the hearing, Chairman Waxman and Ranking Member Davis have requested documents from the Council on Environmental Quality related to allegations that officials edited scientific reports and took other actions to minimize the significance of climate change.

Witnesses
  • Dr. Drew Shindell, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA
  • Mr. Rick Piltz, former Senior Associate, U.S. Climate Change Science Program
  • Dr. Francesca Grifo, Senior Scientist and Director of the Scientific Integrity Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr., Professor in the University of Colorado’s Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Evnvironmental Sciences.
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Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 05:00:00 GMT

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Energy Subcommittee
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