On November 29, WRI Senior Fellow Karl Hausker, Ph.D., testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on the Environment, Manufacturing and Critical Materials. The hearing, titled “America Leads the Way: Our History as the Global Leader at Reducing Emissions,” examined lessons of America’s experience and success in reducing emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, among other environmental advances, while focusing on expanding the benefits of affordable, secure energy domestically and around the world. Karl's testimony focused on the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — both nationally and globally — to limit warming and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The testimony also highlighted recent progress the United States has made toward reducing emissions. The Inflation Reduction Act and other federal legislation is accelerating deployment of clean energy technologies and development of new technologies and industries needed to solve the climate crisis, while spurring American economic growth and employment.