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Testimony

WRI experts are often called to testify before U.S. Congress on issues such as energy, climate change and the international Paris Agreement. Their submitted written testimonies can be found below.

Growing American Jobs while Reducing Dangerous Super-Pollutants

Testimony of Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Tyler Clevenger, Research Analyst, WRI United States

On April 7, WRI Distinguished Senior Fellow Andrew Light and Research Analyst Tyler Clevenger submitted testimony in virtual hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The topic was on Senate Resolution 2754, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM), a...

An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions

Testimony of Taryn Fransen, Senior Fellow, Climate Program, World Resources Institute

On January 15, WRI Senior Fellow Taryn Fransen testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. The hearing, titled “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions,” examined the current state of climate science and...

International Efforts to Increase Energy Efficiency and Opportunities to Advance Energy in the United States

Testimony of Jennifer Layke, Global Director for Energy, World Resources Institute

On October 22, WRI Global Director for Energy Jennifer Layke testified in a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The hearing, titled “International Efforts to Increase Energy Efficiency and Opportunities to Advance Energy in the United States,” examined...

Building America's Clean Future: Pathways to Decarbonize the Economy

Testimony of Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Program, World Resources Institute

On July 24, WRI Senior Fellow Karl Hausker, Ph.D., testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. The hearing, titled “Building America’s Clean Future: Pathways to Decarbonize the Economy,”...

We’ll Always Have Paris: Subnational Responses to Federal Inaction on Climate Change

Testimony of Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, WRI United States

On February 28, WRI Distinguished Senior Fellow Andrew Light testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. The topic was on the Paris Agreement and nonfederal climate action in the United States...

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...

Roundtable at the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology: Embracing a 21st Century, Low-Carbon Economy

Opening Remarks of Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President, World Resources Institute

On June 20, Executive Vice President of the World Resources Institute Manish Bapna spoke to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology at a roundtable about science and policy perspectives on climate change. Manish corrected the Trump administration’s misleading statements on climate...

The Paris Climate Promise: A Good Deal for America

Testimony of Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

On February 2nd, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute Andrew Steer testified in front of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology for a hearing about the historic Paris Agreement. Drawing on the latest research, analysis, and outcomes from the Paris climate summit,...

America’s Leadership Opportunity at the Paris Climate Conference

Testimony of Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

On December 1st, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute Andrew Steer testified in front of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology for a hearing about the Paris climate negotiations. Drawing on the latest research, analysis, and market trends, Andrew focused on three...

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