CLIMATE CRISIS COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM ELECTRICAL AND INDUSTRIAL SECTOR WHILE PROVIDING QUALITY JOBS TO AMERICAN WORKERS


WASHINGTON—On July 1 at 10 a.m. ET, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) will lead a hearing of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis entitled “Quality Jobs, Lower Emissions: Decarbonizing the Energy and Industrial Sectors while Expanding Opportunities for American Workers.” The special committee, which is chaired by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), will hear from former Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz and United Steelworkers President Tom Conway about the impacts of COVID-19 on the electric and industrial sector, and about how policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from these sectors can also create quality jobs and aid economic recovery.  

The electrical and industrial sectors combined account for nearly half of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it critical to reduce emissions from these sources in order to meet net-zero emission climate goals. Both of these sectors have been severely impacted by the COVID pandemic with millions of jobs lost. Well-designed policies to reduce emissions from these sectors would put people back to work and creating quality jobs for Americans while addressing the climate crisis.

Witnesses:
Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), hearing chair - Prepared Opening Statement

Dr. Ernie Moniz, Former Secretary of Energy and Founder and CEO of Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) - Prepared Testimony
Tom Conway, International President of the largest industrial union in North America, United Steelworkers (USW) - Prepared Testimony
BlueGreen Alliance: Manufacturing Agenda 

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

10:00 a.m. ET

Virtual via WebEX

Live video of the hearing will be available will be available at: www.facebook.com/SenateDemsClimate

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