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This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

Van Jones & Philadelphia Mayor to Headline Hearing on Green Jobs and Economic Stimulus


Contact: Select Committee, 202-225-4081

Hearing on Green Jobs, Efficiency Opportunities in Economic Stimulus Package: Creating Opportunities for All

Van Jones, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to Headline Select Committee’s First Hearing of the 111th Congress

This Hearing will be Webcast LIVE at 2:00 PM Today, CLICK HERE to watch.

WASHINGTON – This Thursday, January 15th, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will devote its first hearing of the 111th Congress to creating jobs and stimulating our economy through renewable energy and efficiency programs. The economic stimulus package being worked on by Congress and President-elect Barack Obama presents an opportunity for America to take a step forward by investing in renewable technology and infrastructure that will put people to work while transitioning our nation to a clean energy economy.

The panel will include Van Jones, founder of Green for All, an organization promoting green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; Trevor Houser, an expert on energy markets and climate change; and Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. The hearing will be held on January 15th, at 2:00 PM -- 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing, “Stimulus Package and Energy: Creating Jobs, Opportunities for All”

WHEN: Thursday, January 15th, 2009, 2:00 PM
WHERE: U.S. Capital Complex, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

  • Van Jones, Director, founding president of Green For All
  • The Honorable Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia
  • The Honorable Douglas Palmer, Mayor, City of Trenton
  • Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
  • Trevor Houser, Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Partner, Rhodium Group, LLC (RHG)
  • Dr. David Kreutzer, Senior Policy Analyst in Energy Economics and Climate Change at the Heritage Foundation

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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