Jay Apt testimony before the US House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

Dr. Jay Apt presented this compelling testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Environment in reference to The American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009. Dr. Apt's full testimony can be accessed by clicking on the link(s) at the bottom of this page.

Jay Apt is a Carnegie Mellon distinguished service professor of engineering and public policy and an associate research professor at the Tepper School of Business. His testimony urges the congressional subcommittee to focus on reducing carbon dioxide rather than singling out renewables, and let alternative technologies compete to achieve the goals of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, improving environmental quality in general, increasing energy security and sustainability, and lowering electricity prices.

His testimony draws on a paper he authored along with Carnegie Mellon's Lester Lave, the Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and Finance and professor of engineering and public policy, and university Ph.D. student Sompop Pattanariyankool. The paper appeared in the fall 2008 Issues in Science and Technology: "A National Renewable Portfolio Standard? Not Practical" and can be accessed by clicking here.

Testimony Apt

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APR 23 2009
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