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Hearing: China's Energy Policies and Their Environmental Impacts

August 13, 2008

562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
1st Street & Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20510

Hearing Co chairs: Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Daniel M. Slane


Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Chairman Larry Wortzel [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner William A. Reinsch [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Daniel M. Slane [Remarks]

Panel I:  Administration Perspective

  • Ms. Katharine Fredriksen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. Scott Fulton, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC  [Testimony]

Panel II:  China’s Energy Policymaking Structure and Reforms

  • Dr. Erica Downs, China Energy Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. Edward A. Cunningham, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA  [Testimony]

Panel III: China’s Environmental Policy and Activities to Address the Environmental Impacts of its Energy Use

  • Dr. Joseph Aldy, Co-Director, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements and Fellow, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Mark Levine, Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, and Group Leader of the China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA [Testimony]
  • Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY [Testimony]

Panel IV:  The Effects of China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and China’s Approach to Global Climate Change

  • Dr. Joanna I. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Dan Jaffe, Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry, University of Washington-Bothell, Bothell, WA [Testimony]

Panel V:  U.S.-China Energy Technology Cooperation: Civil Nuclear Energy

  • Dr. Andrew C. Kadak, Professor of the Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA [Testimony]
  • Mr. Stephen Mladineo, Senior Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Falls Church, VA  [Testimony]