Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and chaired by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held 80 hearings and briefings from March 2007 to December 2010 exploring American energy resources, clean technologies, climate change and the risks associated with it. The Jurisdiction of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming is contained in section 4(c) of H. Res. 202, approved by the House March 8, 2007, and was to investigate, study, make findings, and develop recommendations on policies, strategies, technologies and other innovations, intended to reduce the dependence of the United States on foreign sources of energy and achieve substantial and permanent reductions in emissions and other activities that contribute to climate change and global warming.

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