Rice’s McConnell to testify before congressional committee, speak at energy security conference July 30
HOUSTON – (July 25, 2014) – Chuck McConnell, executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, will testify before the House of Representatives committee on Science, Space and Technology at 10 a.m. EDT July 30.
At the congressional hearing, titled “EPA’s Carbon Plan: Failure by Design,” McConnell and other panelists will discuss regulatory policies and associated technologies that can be practically applied to power plants and the impact on electric energy reliability and affordability in the USA. The committee is chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.
Later in the day, McConnell will speak at an American Security Project conference exploring how the United States can enhance European energy security. Zygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian ambassador to the United States, and other current and former government officials will address the audience
Who: Chuck McConnell, executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, and former U.S. assistant secretary of energy.
What: Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon plan; American Security Project’s energy security conference.
When: Testimony: 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 30.
Conference: 12:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 30
Where: Testimony: Room 2318, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Conference:1100 New York Ave., NW 7th Floor, West Tower, Washington, D.C.
The American Security Project conference is co-sponsored by LNG Allies, a coalition committed to creating a more liquid global natural gas marketplace, expanding fuel diversity and enhancing energy security.
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