Industrial Decarbonization and Movement Building

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:00:00 GMT

Today, heavy industry contributes 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest source of climate pollution. Unlike other climate sectors, the industrial sector does not have long-term power build (yet).

Join Industrious Labs’ Field Building department to talk in depth about industrial decarbonization and transformation. In this 90-min interactive webinar, Industrious Labs’ Dominique Thomas and Lee Helfend will cover what industrial decarbonization and transformation, what movement building looks like and tangible examples at Industrious Labs.

Following this webinar:
  • Participants leave the webinar understanding industrial decarbonization and why movement building is integral
  • Participants will learn more about movement building at Industrious Labs and how they can get involved
  • Participants will met other folx interested in industrial transformation and ways to stay engaged

All of these materials can now be produced using cleaner and greener energy that drives good paying jobs, arrests climate change, and anchors a healthy regenerative economy that helps local communities thrive. We look forward to seeing you!

Energy and Water Development Member Day

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:30:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
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American Nuclear Energy Expansion: Spent Fuel Policy and Innovation

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:30:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing entitled “American Nuclear Energy Expansion: Spent Fuel Policy and Innovation.”

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee 2322 Rayburn
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Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Department of Homeland Security

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Department of Homeland Security. The budget request is $107.9B, of which $62.2B is net discretionary funding.

Witness:
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

The budget includes a $56.0M and 34 FTE increase to support a variety of FEMA climate resilience initiatives, including the Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program, FEMA’s Building Codes Strategy, Climate Adaptation, and Environmental Planning and Historical Preservation process improvements.

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Homeland Security Subcommittee 2359 Rayburn
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Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the United States Navy and Marine Corps

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

The Department of the Navy’s FY 2025 President’s Budget request is $257.6B, an increase of $1.8B/0.7% from the FY 2024 request.

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Defense Subcommittee H-140 Capitol
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FY2025 U.S. Agency for International Development Budget Request

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the U.S. Agency for International Development. The budget request is $58.8 billion for all USAID and Department of State operations.

Witness:
  • Samantha Power, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

The State Department’s FY 2025 Request of $99 million for cross-cutting climate change programs includes an additional $18 million over FY 2023 Actual to meet the vision and mandates laid out by the Administration and Congress, as well as sustain a leadership role for climate solutions on the global stage. (By way of comparison, the programs for competition with China total $4 billion.)

The SEC's Climate Rule

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) in 2128 Rayburn House Office Building, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled: “Beyond Scope: How the SEC’s Climate Rule Threatens American Markets.”

Hearing memo

Witnesses
  • Elad Roisman, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and former Commissioner and Acting Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Robert Stebbins, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and former General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Chris Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Energy
  • Joshua T. White, Assistant Professor of Finance, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Legislation
  • H. J. Res. ___, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate- Related Disclosures for Investors”

On March 6, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 to adopt an 886-page rule entitled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors”. The rule changes existing disclosure obligations for public companies. The rule imposes new obligations including but not limited to scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions; climate-related risks; board oversight of climate risks; management’s assessment and management of climate-related risks; climate-related targets and goals; and financial statement effects of certain climate related risks.

Examining the State of Air Quality Monitoring Technology

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing.

Witnesses:
  • Omar Hammad, Environmental Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
  • William “Bill” Obermann, Air Program Supervisor, Department of Public Health and Environment, City and County of Denver
  • Anne Austin, Former Trump Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Austin Legal & Public Affairs [Minority Witness]
  • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 406 Dirksen
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Renomination of Jennifery Homendy as Chair of National Transportation Safety Board and Patrick Fuchs as member of Surface Transportation Board

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT to consider the following presidential renominations:

Nominees:
  • Jennifer Homendy, to be Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (PN1498, PN1499) (reappointment)
  • Patrick Fuchs, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board (PN1372) (reappointment)

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant events in the other modes of transportation—railroad, transit, highway, marine, pipeline, and commercial space.

The Surface Transportation Board primarily regulates freight rail.

  • Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee 253 Russell
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Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Government Accountability Office, the Government Publishing Office, and the Congressional Budget Office

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 13:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing.

Witnesses:
  • Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office
  • Hugh Nathanial Halpern, Director, Government Publishing Office
  • Phillip L. Swagel, Director, Congressional Budget Office

CBO requests appropriations of $73.5 million for fiscal year 2025—$3.5 million (or 5 percent) more than it received for 2024.

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Legislative Branch Subcommittee HT-2 Capitol
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