Heinrich To Lead Hearing On Economic Benefits Of Electrifying America’s Homes, Buildings

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, September 22, at 2:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will preside over a hearing, “Examining the Economic Benefits of Electrifying America’s Homes and Buildings.” 

A livestream of the hearing will be available here.

The economic impacts of climate change affect all Americans and are disproportionately harmful to low-income families and marginalized communities. This hearing will examine how the electrification of homes and buildings can help families and small businesses save money, can improve health outcomes, and is a critical set of investments to make, as America fights to address the long-term effects of climate change.

This Congress, Senator Heinrich introduced the Electrifying America’s Future Resolution to advance the vision of widespread electrification in the U.S., and the Zero-Emission Homes Act to provide rebates for electric appliances and equipment in single-family homes and multifamily buildings, with additional support for low- and moderate- income households. In a recent guest essay in The New York Times, he called for electrifying large parts of the U.S. economy and changing the supply of that electricity from polluting fuels to clean energy. Senator Heinrich is fighting for investments in the Build Back Better agenda to help communities confront the climate crisis head on, move the clean energy transition forward, and power New Mexico’s economic recovery.

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, Members of the Joint Economic Committee

WHAT: Hearing to Examine the Economic Benefits of Electrifying America’s Homes and Buildings

WITNESSES:

  • Ari Matusiak, Chief Executive Officer of Rewiring America
  • Dr. Leah Stokes, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Donnel Baird, Founder and CEO of BlocPower LLC
  • Dr. Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University

WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 2:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. MT

WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building

LIVESTREAMhttps://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2021/9/jec-hearing-examining-the-economic-benefits-of-electrifying-americas-homes-and-buildings

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