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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.

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...

U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

Testimony of Sarah Forbes before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

In an April 25, 2014 testimony, Sarah Forbes describes the context for US-China collaboration on clean energy, outlining the need for policies that encourage innovation throughout the value chain. She also highlights how collaboration with China can advance U.S. energy goals, and suggests ways...

Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century: Fuel Supply and Infrastructure

Testimony of Michael Obeiter before the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy & Power

The U.S. currently finds itself in the midst of an energy boom, driven by technological advances in the extraction of oil and natural gas. Our domestic energy resources, and the self-sufficiency they can bring, are the envy of much of the world. Yet we must also weigh the consequences of our...

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