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Energy Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Decarbonizing the U.S. Power Sector

Oct 23, 2019
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) announced today that the Energy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, October 30, at 10:30 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on how to achieve net zero greenhouse gas pollution within the power sector. The hearing is entitled, “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Power Sector.”

“While the U.S. power sector has made great strides in reducing its carbon pollution, it remains the source of one-third of all energy-related greenhouse gas produced across the entire economy. This presents a real, urgent challenge we simply cannot afford to ignore any longer,” said Pallone and Rush. “With that in mind, we look forward to facilitating a robust conversation on how we can generate cleaner power, and how Congress can support the power sector’s transition to net zero carbon pollution.”

The hearing is the fifth hearing in the Committee’s climate change series aimed at developing comprehensive legislation to achieve a 100 percent clean economy by 2050. Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, witness list, testimony and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.