Financing Climate Solutions & Job Creation
At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing titled “Financing Climate Solutions and Job Creation.” This hearing will take place remotely via Zoom video conferencing.
The hearing will focus on how Congress can create financial incentives and make smart investments to help families afford clean energy and energy efficiency technologies, to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission cars and trucks, and to create good-paying jobs across America. These incentives and investments include clean energy tax credits; clean vehicle tax credits; tax credits for domestic manufacturing; and a clean energy and sustainability accelerator, which can help support state-level green banks.
"The federal government needs to help everyone – from homeowners to heads of companies – make the shift to clean technologies that will better the lives of our neighbors, leading to cleaner air, healthier communities, and a more sustainable economy." - U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor
The committee will receive testimony from:
Duanne Andrade, Chief Financial and Strategic Officer, Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF). Andrade leads development of innovative financing programs at SELF, which helps low-and-moderate income Floridians make their homes more sustainable through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate resilience. She previously worked as a consultant for start-ups focused on environmental justice, sustainability, and clean energy finance models.
Read Andrade's testimony.
John Larsen, Director, Rhodium Group. Larsen leads Rhodium Group's U.S. power sector and energy systems research, specializing in analysis of clean energy policy and market trends. Previously, he worked for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis as an electric power policy advisor.
Read Larsen's testimony.
Zoe Lipman, Director, Manufacturing & Advanced Transportation, BlueGreen Alliance (BGA). Lipman leads BGA’s policy and advocacy on clean technology manufacturing, advanced vehicles and transportation, and related economic topics. A former trade union official, she previously led the National Wildlife Federation’s program on fuel economy and advanced and electric vehicles and headed the organization’s Midwest climate policy program.
Read Lipman's testimony.
Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath. Powell leads ClearPath, whose mission is to develop and advance conservative policies that accelerate clean energy innovation. Rich served as a member of the 2019 Advisory Committee to the Export Import Bank of the United States. He is also on the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center’s Advisory Group.