Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Climate Change from the Markey Committee

Chairman Edward J. Markey

Select Committee UPDATE

The Markey Memo

Monday, March 9, 2009

UPCOMING HEARINGS:

TUESDAY: “The Future of Coal Under Climate Legislation”

Chairman Ed Markey and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing titled, “The Future of Coal under Climate Legislation.” The hearing will address the future of coal under an economy-wide cap on global warming pollution, including the technologies and policies that may help reduce coal’s carbon footprint. Witnesses include: David Hawkins (NRDC), David Crane (NRG Energy Inc.), Ian Duncan, Ph.D., Frank Alix (Powerspan Corp.), Harold P. Quinn, Jr. (National Mining Association), Lindene Patton (Zurich Financial Services Group).

WHEN: 9:30 AM, Tuesday March 10th, 2009

WHERE: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

For more information, please visit the House Energy and Commerce website.

THURSDAY: “Consumer Protection Policies In Climate Legislation"

Chairman Markey and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing entitled, “Consumer Protection Policies in Climate Legislation.” Additional information will be available shortly.

WHEN: 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 12, 2009

WHERE: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

For more information, please visit the House Energy and Commerce website.

RECENT HEARINGS – Highlight Video Now Online:

Smart Grid:

Smart grid and smart metering technologies are critical to America’s efforts to create jobs and save energy. The economic recovery package provided $11 billion for smart grid technology and development, and an additional $6 billion for renewable energy transmission construction. Business leaders from GE, IBM and Wal-Mart all testified before the Select Committee on the cost saving and efficiency benefits available through smart grid technology. Click here for testimony, photos and additional video.

Fighting Carbon Pollution in the Developing World:

As the United States looks toward the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, the Select Committee received testimony about efforts in China, India, Brazil and the developing world to reduce emissions. Click here for testimony, photos and additional video.

TIME is MONEY: Daylight SAVINGS Time Report

A Department of Energy report found that bi-partisan changes to the Daylight Saving Time (DST) program authored by Congressman Markey and Fred Upton (R-MI) saves American families nearly $500 million and 2.9 million barrels of oil. As part of the 2005 Energy Bill, Markey and Rep. Fred Upton amended the Uniform Time Act of 1996 to increase the portion of the year that is subject to DST, providing longer hours of daylight and helping consumers cut back on peak-hour electricity usage. For more information, please click here.

For more information, please visit the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming website: www.globalwarming.house.gov

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