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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

Select Committee Hearing 9/18: The Green Road to Economic Recovery


Contact: Select Committee, 202-225-4081

Going Green to Get Back America’s Greenbacks

As Financial Sector Falters, Select Committee Hearing Explores Sustainable Path for American Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON – As Wall Street and Washington pick up the pieces from a broken financial sector, and families across the Gulf Coast assess the damage from multiple hurricanes, America is asking: how do we recover? How can we strengthen and stimulate our economy, protect our environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil?

Tomorrow Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will explore the substantial role clean energy and climate-friendly policies should play in any economic stimulus and recovery plan. Several reports, including a recent study by the University of Massachusetts and Center for American Progress, say that investments in clean energy, energy efficiency and green buildings could create millions of jobs in America, including hundreds of thousands in the construction sector.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: “The Green Road to Economic Recovery.”

Mr. Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Dr. Robert Pollin, Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Mr. Fred Redmond, Vice President, United Steelworkers
Mr. Byron Kennard, Executive Director, Center for Small Business and the Environment
Dr. Margo Thorning, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, American Council for Capital Formation

WHERE: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
and on the web at

WHEN: 1:30 PM, Thursday, September 18, 2008

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PLEASE NOTE: The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was created to explore American clean energy solutions that end our reliance on foreign oil and reduce carbon pollution.

The Select Committee was active during the 110th and 111th Congresses. This is an archived version of the website, to ensure that the public has ongoing access to the Select Committee record. This website, including external links, will not be updated after Jan. 3rd, 2010.

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