Hearing: China’s Energy Consumption and Opportunities for U.S.-China Cooperation to Address the Effects of China’s Energy Use

June 14-15, 2007

385 Russell Senate Office Building

Delaware & Constitution Avenues, NE
Washington, DC  20510

Hearing Co chairs:  Vice Chairman Daniel Blumenthal, Commissioners Richard D’Amato, Dennis Shea, and Peter Videniek



  • Opening Statement of Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman (HTML) (PDF)
  • Opening Statement of Daniel Blumenthal, Vice Chairman (HTML) (PDF)
  • Opening Statement of Peter Videnieks, Commissioner (HTML) (PDF)
  • Opening Statement of C. Richard D’Amato, Commissioner (HTML) (PDF)

Panel I: Administration Perspectives

  • Ms. Karen Harbert, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC (PDF)
  • Ms. Judith E. Ayres, Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (PDF)

Panel II: U.S. National Laboratory Perspectives

  • Dr. Jane C.S. Long, Associate Director, Energy and Environmental Directorate,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA  (HTML) (PDF)

Panel III: Chinese Energy Consumption Patterns and Trends:  A Baseline Assessment

Panel IV: The Strategic Consequences for the United States and the World of China’s Energy Consumption

Panel V:  The Environmental Consequences for China, the United States, and the World of China’s Energy Consumption

  • Dr. Jennifer Turner, China Environment Forum Coordinator and Senior Project Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
  • Dr. Mun S. Ho, Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC  (HTML) (PDF)

Friday, June 15, 2007

  • Opening Statement of C. Richard D’Amato, Commissioner (HTML) (PDF)

Congressional Perspectives

  • Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) (HTML) (PDF)

Panel VI: Gubernatorial Perspectives

Panel VII: Policy Strategies for Addressing the Effects of China’s Energy Consumption

Panel VIII: Administration Perspectives

  • Mr. David Helvey, Country Director, China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)

Panel IX:  Private Sector Strategies for Addressing the Effects of China’s Energy Consumption

  • Mr. John Sie, Institute for Sino-American International Dialogue, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Dr. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director Energy Technology Innovation Project, Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (HTML) (PDF)
  • Mr. Wayne L. Rogers, Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF

Panel X:  U.S.-China Governmental and Nongovernmental Cooperative Programs in Energy and the Environment

Written Statements Submitted For the Record

  • Dr. Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow, Director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY (HTML) (PDF)
  • Dr. Mark Levine, Director, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley, CA (HTML) (PDF)