2019 U.S. House Subcommittee Testimony: Building a 100% Clean Economy - Solution for the U.S. Power Sector

Posted by Reports on Oct 30, 2019 10:36:00 AM

Publish Date: October 30, 2019

On Oct. 30, 2019, AEE's General Counsel and Managing Director Jeff Dennis testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee.

His submitted written and oral testimony summarizes the challenges facing advanced energy technologies to compete based on price and performance, and highlights opportunities for lawmakers and regulators to remove market barriers. 

Advanced energy technologies are now the most cost-effective resources on the electricity grid. These technologies are providing cost savings for electricity consumers and enhanced grid reliability and resilience, all while supporting millions of American jobs and reducing carbon emissions.

As a result, the power sector is poised to play a central role in building a 100% clean economy in the United States. The testimony describes the wide range of policy actions state policymakers and regulators are taking to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector, and notes that large corporate customers are also major drivers of the growth of renewable and advanced energy technologies.

The testimony goes on to share nine specific ways Congress and FERC can reduce market barriers to provide both near- and long-term opportunities to lower consumer costs, expand consumer access to advanced energy, and reduce emissions.  

Please fill out the form to download the written and oral testimony.

Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets