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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.

The Future of Coal under Carbon Cap and Trade

Submission to Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Global climate change is the greatest environmental challenge we face. We have at most a few decades to make the necessary investments to prevent the most serious impacts of climate change. Future generations will judge us based on the investments we are considering now.

Submission to the House Energy & Commerce Committee

Options for U.S. climate policy design and implementation

Addressing global climate change is a paramount challenge of the 21st century. The United States is facing a defining moment: we must rapidly enact national legislation to slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the shortest


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