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The Economics of Global Warming: Shaping How U.S. Companies are Doing Business

Chairman Ed Markey (MA-07), Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will bring Congress to New England for a special field hearing on the economics of global warming.  Please join the members of the Select Committee as they hear from local businesses about how they are leading the way on developing alternative energies and adapting to a new climate change reality.

Climate change will have a direct impact on New England’s businesses and economy, from a changing marketplace to new regulatory constraints. This hearing will examine the current and future business opportunities and challenges that global warming presents.  Witnesses will include George David of United Technologies, Dan Esty of Yale University, and John Rice of General Electric.

WHAT: A Select Committee Field Hearing titled; “The Economics of Global Warming:
How Climate Change is Shaping the Way U.S. Companies Do Business.”

WHEN: Monday, July 28, 2008 at 11:00 am

WHERE: Mark Twain House and Museum
        351 Farmington Avenue
        Hartford, CT  06112

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey

George David, Chairman, United Technologies Corporation
Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy an the Center for Business & Environment
John Rice, Vice Chairman, General Electrics and CEO, General Electrics Infrastructure


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