Feb. 24, 2009 - ADVISORY - Markey Hearing on Energy Efficiency Polices

Markey’s Energy And Environment Subcommittee Will Explore Path To Greater Energy Efficiency As Part Of New National Energy Policy

Washington, DC – Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) will chair a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment titled, “Energy Efficiency: Complementary Polices for Climate Legislation” on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. As Congress crafts comprehensive global warming legislation, it is imperative to understand the vital role of energy efficiency measures in reducing global warming emissions. This hearing will explore energy efficiency policies that could be incorporated into the climate and energy legislation being drafted by the Energy and Environment Subcommittee.

“Energy efficiency is key to any effort to combat global warming,” said Chairman Markey. “Tomorrow’s witnesses are experts from the public and private sectors on achieving greater energy efficiency. This hearing will shape the efficiency measures included in our bold new national energy policy.”

·        Hon. Philip Giudice, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
·        Tom King, President, National Grid USA
·        Rich Wells, Vice President, Energy, The Dow Chemical Corporation
·        Iain Campbell, Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls Inc.
·        John A. Anderson, President, Electricity Consumers Resource Council
·        Bryan Reichel, President and CEO, PureChoice, Inc.

WHEN:           9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24

WHERE:        2322 Rayburn House Office Building

** The hearing will be audio webcast at www.energycommerce.house.gov.

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February 23, 2009

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