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Climate

Bingaman, Waxman back report that pushes renewables for emissions reduction

As Congress puts major emphasis on hearings and legislation relating to climate change the question of how best to approach emissions reductions still remains. During today's E&ETV Event Coverage, The American Solar Energy Society releases its new report, "Tackling Climate Change in the U.S." The report outlines specifically how the United States can achieve a 60-80 percent reduction of emissions through the use of renewable technologies. House Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.), NASA scientist James Hansen, Sierra Club director Carl Pope, and others give their support to ASES's report, hoping it will serve as a guideline for legislation.