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Chairmen Waxman and Markey Announce Hearings on "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009"

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Chairman Henry A. Waxman of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward J. Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee announced that the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold four days of legislative hearings on the discussion draft of “The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.”

The hearings will examine the views of the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders on the discussion draft.  The schedule for this week follows:

Note: This schedule updated as of 7:30 PM Thursday, April 23 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009:  Day 1

Opening Statements
WHEN:     3:00 p.m.
WHERE:   2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Wednesday, April 22, 2009:  Day 2

WHEN:     9:30 a.m.
WHERE:   2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Panel 1:  Administration Views on “The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” Legislation

  • The Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • The Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Panel 2: “United States Climate Action Partnership Views on the ACES Discussion Draft”

  • Mr. Charles Holliday, Jr., Chairman, DuPont
  • Mr. Red Cavaney, Senior Vice President for Government & Public Affairs, ConocoPhillips
  • Mr. Jim Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy Corp.
  • Dr. Frances Beinecke,  President, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ms. Meg McDonald, Director, Global Issues, Alcoa Inc.
  • Mr. David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy, Inc. 

Panel 3: “Additional Views on the ACES Discussion Draft"

  • Mr. Paul N. Cicio, President, Industrial Energy Consumers of America
  • Myron Ebell, Director, Energy and Global Warming Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. David Kreutzer, Senior Policy Analyst in Energy Economics and Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Steven Hayward, F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. John Fetterman, Mayor, Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • Mr. Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Dr. Nathaniel Keohane, Director of Economic Policy and Analysis, Environmental Defense Fund

Panel 4: “Green Jobs and Economic Benefits”

  • Ms. Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
  • Ms. Kate Gordon, Co-Director, Apollo Alliance
  • Mr. David Manning, Vice President, External Affairs, National Grid
  • Mr. Frank Ackerman, Senior Economist, Stockholm Environment Institute- US Center, Tufts University
  • Mr. David Foster, Executive Director, Blue Green Alliance
Thursday, April 23, 2009:  Day 3

WHEN:     9:30 a.m.
WHERE:   2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Panel 1: “Allocation Policies to Assist and Benefit Consumers”

  • Mr. Jeff Sterba, Chairman and CEO, PMN Resources, Inc. (on Behalf of the Edison Electric Institute)
  • Mr. Glenn English, CEO, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Mr. Mark Crisson, President and CEO, American Public Power Association
  • Mr. John W. Somerhalder II, Chairman, CEO and President, AGL Resources (On behalf of the American Gas Association)
  • Mr. Richard Morgan, Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Service Commission (On behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners)
  • Mr. Richard Cowart, Director, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Mr. Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. 
  • Dr. Robert Michaels, Professor of Economics, California State University
  • Mr. Darryl Bassett, Empower Consumers

Panel 2:  “Ensuring U.S. Competitiveness and International Participation”

  • Mr. Rich Wells, Vice President for Energy, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Mr. Tom Conway, International Vice President, United Steel Workers
  • Mr. Jack McMackin, Principal, Williams and Jensen, LLC (On behalf of the Energy Intensive Manufacturers Working Group on Greenhouse Gas Regulation)
  • Dr. Trevor Houser, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Mr. Eliot Diringer, Vice President for International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Pastor Doug Smith, Virginia Interfaith Society for Public Policy 
  • Mr. Lee Lane, Resident Fellow and Codirector of the AEI Geoengineering Project, American Enterprise Institute

Panel 3:  “Low Carbon Electricity: Carbon Capture and Storage, Renewables and Grid Modernization”

  • Dr. Howard Gruenspect, Acting Administrator, United States Energy Information Agency
  • Ms. Dian M. Grueneich, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Mr. Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google, Inc.
  • Mr. Jim Robo, President and Chief Operating Officer, FPL Group
  • Mr. David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Dr. Gregory Kunkel, Vice President for Environmental Affairs, Tenaska, Inc.
  • Mr. Jonathan Briggs, Regional Director of the Americas, Hydrogen Energy International
  • Mr. Eugene Trisko (On Behalf of the United Mine Workers of America)
  • Mr. James Kerr, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP, former Commissioner, North Carolina Public Utilities Commission
  • Dr. Jay Apt, Executive Director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University


Friday, April 24, 2009:  Day 4

WHEN:     10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24
WHERE:   2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Panel 1:  Vice President Al Gore and Senator John Warner:  Bipartisan Leaders’ Views on the ACES Legislation

  • The Honorable Albert Gore Jr., former Vice President of the United States
  • The Honorable John Warner, former United States Senator

Panel 2: Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich

  • The Honorable Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Panel 3:  Energy Efficiency, Transportation, Building Appliances, and Utilities

  • Mr. Ian Bowles, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Mr. David Gardiner, President, David Gardiner & Associates, LLC (On behalf of the Energy Future Coalition)
  • Mr. Jeff Genzer, Counsel, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Mr. Andrew Delaski, Executive Director, Appliance Standards Awareness Project
  • Mr. Dave McCurdy, President and CEO, Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers
  • Mr. Alan Reuther, Legislative Director, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
  • Dr. Dan Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis
  • Mr. David Friedman, Research Director, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Charles T. Drevna, President, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
  • National Association of Homebuilders

Panel 4: “Carbon Market Assurance, State Roles, Clean Air Act and Adaptation”

  • Ms. Tia Nelson, Executive Secretary, Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, State of Wisconsin
  • Mr. Bill Becker, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Air Agencies
  • Mr. Carl Royal, Counsel, Schiff Hardin LLP, formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Mr. Jon Anda, Executive-in-Residence, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Visiting Fellow Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solution
  • Mr. David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate Center, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ms. Patricia Mulroy, General Manager Las Vegas Valley Water District/Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Dr. Anne Smith, Vice President, Practice Leader of Climate and Sustainability, CRA International
  • William L. Kovacs, Vice President, Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

** Witness list is subject to change
The hearings will be webcast at

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