Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), held a hearing, titled “Promoting a Clean Energy Economy,” on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing focused on ways to promote innovation in clean energy technologies. In particular, this JEC hearing explored the critical role of federal investments in spurring energy innovation. Innovation in both the production and consumption of energy can achieve the dual goal of helping the U.S. economy recover while preserving and promoting a cleaner environment. Witnesses included Dr. Michael Greenstone, an MIT professor specializing in estimating the costs and benefits of environmental quality and the consequences of government regulation; Mr. Anthony Malkin, a leader in existing building energy efficiency retrofits who is coordinating the Empire State Building project; and, Dr. E.G. (Skip) Ward, a specialist in ultra-deep water gas and petroleum exploration and development.
WHAT: Hearing on “Promoting a Clean Energy Economy”
WHO: Dr. Michael Greenstone,
3M Professor of Environmental Economics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Director, The Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution,
Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC
Mr. Anthony E. Malkin,
President, Malkin Holdings,
New York, NY
Dr. E.G. (Skip) Ward,
Associate Director, Offshore Technology Research Center,
Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2010
WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
Chair Carolyn B. Maloney presiding.
###The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.