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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.

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Solar Heats Up: Accelerating Widespread Deployment

With sales growing 40 percent annually and costs falling rapidly, solar power has emerged as a core technology in America’s transition a clean energy economy. Solar energy brings opportunity in the form of new jobs and rapid technological development. It also presents potential new challenges in the way we use land and infrastructure and the way we distribute and store energy.

Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing entitled, "Solar Heats Up: Accelerating Widespread Deployment," examining current issues in solar energy development.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: "Solar Heats Up: Accelerating Widespread Deployment"
WHEN: 1:30 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2009
WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC and online
OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey
Dr. Stephanie A. Burns, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning
Frank De Rosa, Chief Executive Officer, NextLight Renewable Power
Steve Kline, Vice President for Corporate Environmental and Federal Affairs, Pacific Gas & Electric
Ms. Nada Culver, Esq., Senior Counsel, The Wilderness Society
Dr. Gabriel Calzada, Economics Professor, King Juan Carlos University

Click here for full hearing transcript.


Full video archive of hearing.



Group at the Hearing

Chairman Markey and the witnesses after the hearing

The panel of witnesses testifying before the Committee


Dr. Stephanie A. Burns, Dow Corning Witness


 Mr. Steve Kline, PG&E Witness


Mr. Frank De Rosa, NextLight Renewable Power Witness


Ms. Nada Culver, Wilderness Society Witness


Mr. Gabriel Calzada, Associate Professor King Juan Carlos University Witness

Chairman Markey Visits with Witnesses After Hearing

Chairman Markey visits with witnesses after the hearing

Chairman Markey, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. Inslee Listen to Testimony

Chairman Markey, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. Inslee listen to witness testimony


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