The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing on “Solving the Climate Crisis: Drawing Down Carbon and Building Up the American Economy.” This is the first of several hearings that will focus on adopting climate policy that dramatically reduces carbon pollution to net-zero by mid-century.
The committee will receive testimony from:
Diana Liverman, a professor of geography at the University of Arizona. Liverman served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C and she’s advised numerous government committees, NGOs and businesses on climate change. Her research focuses on how climate change affects people, including historically disempowered groups, and how society can adapt to climate change. (Bio)
Hal Harvey, the CEO of Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm. Harvey founded the Energy Foundation and has served on federal energy panels under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2018, he received the United Nations Clean Air and Climate Change Award and he is the author of two books and dozens of articles on energy and security, including Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy. (Bio)
David Foster, distinguished associate with the Energy Futures Initiative. Previously, Foster served as a senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and was the founding executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership between unions and environmental organizations. From 1990 to 2006, Foster was the director of U.S. Steelworkers District 11, a 13-state region based in Minneapolis. (Bio)
Christopher Guith, Acting President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. Previously, Guith served as a deputy assistant secretary in the George W. Bush administration and worked in the offices of Reps. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) and Tim Murphy (R-Pa.).
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