Policy Solutions: Testimony & Comments

All Testimony & Comments Tagged global warming

Comments of NRDC on Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Comments
Comments of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (DPEIS) published by the Farm Service Agency of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), September 24, 2009. Get document in pdf.
Policy Tools to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Reduce Global Warming Pollution
Testimony
Testimony of David G. Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, NRDC before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on policy tools to build a clean energy economy and reduce global warming pollution, specifically with regards to the Clean Air Act, December 2, 2009. Get document in pdf.
S. 1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act
Testimony
Testimony of David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, NRDC, before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Oct 29, 2009. Get document in pdf.
Testimony re the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009"
Presented by David Doniger before the U.S. House of Representatives, April 24, 2009
Testimony
This testimony covers three somewhat far-ranging topics which this panel has been asked to address: (1) coordinating the existing Clean Air Act and comprehensive new climate legislation, and in particular, defining the role of states; (2) assuring sound regulation of carbon markets; and (3) addressing our domestic and international adaptation needs. Get document in pdf.
Testimony of David G. Hawkins re the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009"
Presented before the U.S. House of Representatives, April 23, 2009
Testimony
Coal has fueled economic growth in the world's largest economies. But we cannot solve the climate crisis unless we cut coal's global warming emissions dramatically. We have the tools to do this. But these tools will not be deployed at the required scale unless we enact new laws to cut global warming pollution. The proposed American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), released by Chairmen Waxman and Markey in March, is a comprehensive program to cut emissions from coal and other sources of greenhouse gases and put America on a path to economic, energy, and climate security. We cannot afford to delay enactment of this program. Get document in pdf.
Testimony of NRDC president Frances Beinecke re the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009”
Presented before the U.S. House of Representatives, April 22, 2009
Testimony
Passing effective climate legislation is NRDC's highest priority. It is vital to enact legislation this year. As President Obama said last week, the foundation for growth and prosperity in the 21st Century must be built on solid pillars. Clean, sustainable energy is one of those pillars, and promptly enacting comprehensive energy and climate legislation is the way to put that pillar in place. Rather than being a reason for delay, the current recession amplifies the importance of acting swiftly. If the American Clean Energy and Security Act were enacted tomorrow millions of clean energy jobs would be created, starting right away. There will be no impact on energy costs in the near term, however, since limits on carbon emissions would not go into effect until 2012. By that time the current recession should be in the rear view mirror. ... Get document in pdf.

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