Solving the Climate Crisis: Building a Vibrant and Just Clean Energy Economy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Solving the Climate Crisis: Building a Vibrant and Just Clean Energy Economy

WASHINGTON - The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing on “Solving the Climate Crisis: Building a Vibrant and Just Clean Energy Economy” on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco WebEx video conferencing.

The hearing will focus on ensuring a just, equitable transition to a net-zero clean energy economy that creates good-paying, high-quality jobs.


"Congress must rise to the occasion. We must heed the calls for racial justice, protect the health of our families, help our neighbors get back to work and rebuild our economy in a resilient way that reduces greenhouse gas pollution and protects the air we breathe. " - Chair Kathy Castor



The committee will receive testimony from:

Dr. Ana Baptista (@ProfAnaBaptista), Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School, on behalf of New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance and the Equitable and Just Climate Forum. Dr. Baptista's research and professional practice focuses on environmental and climate justice. She works directly with impacted communities and coalitions to support the advancement of community-led alternatives to achieve environmental justice.

Read Baptista's Testimony.
Mr. Jason Walsh, Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance (@BGAlliance). Walsh has more than twenty years of experience at state and federal levels in policy development and advocacy in a range of issue areas, including climate, clean energy, and economic and workforce development. He previously served in the Obama administration, as the Director of the Office of Strategic Programs in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he led the Obama administration’s efforts to align and scale up federal investments in workers and communities impacted by the shift away from coal in the power sector.

Read Walsh's Testimony.
Ms. Beth Soholt, Executive Director, Clean Grid Alliance (CGA_Midwest), on behalf of American Council on Renewable Energy and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. Soholt has more than 15 years of experience working with the electric industry, with a focus on helping overcome the barriers to bringing wind power to market. She holds a seat on the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) Advisory Committee, representing the Environmental Sector.

Read Soholt's Testimony.

Mr. Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD), Founder and President, Environmental Progress (@envprogress).

Read Shellenberger's Testimony.



Hearing Transcript



116th Congress