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The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas

Testimony of Kevin Kennedy, Deputy Director, WRI United States

On June 26, Kevin Kennedy testified before the Subcommittee on Energy (under the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce) during a hearing entitled “The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas.” Kevin described how states, cities and businesses are stepping up their efforts on clean energy and how Congress and the U.S. administration could and should provide meaningful support for these efforts through increased clean energy research and development, incentives for deployment of clean energy technologies, investment in infrastructure for clean energy deployment and support for a carbon tax. Doing so would help companies and local communities across the country take advantage of the economic development opportunities that a clean energy transformation offers.

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