- On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the full committee will examine the costs and benefits for energy consumers, and energy prices associated with, the allocation of greenhouse gas emission allowances. Witnesses include Dr. Denny Ellerman, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Dr. Gilbert Metcalf, professor of economics, Tufts University, Medford, MA; Dr. Karen Palmer, senior fellow, Resources for the Future, Washington; and Dr. Chad Stone, chief economist, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington. (Dirksen 366 at 9:45 a.m.)
By the end of next week, more than 100,000 people will have descended on the National Mall for the 2009 Solar Decathlon. At its peak, the Mall morphed into a small village of advanced homes that combine solar energy and energy efficiency technologies to create the homes of the future. Chairman Bingaman was among the visitors, and he was mighty impressed by the student architects, engineers and builders who pooled their talents/knowledge of green technologies to raise awareness about renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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