BlueGreen Alliance Testimony on Promoting American Leadership in Reducing Air Emissions Through Innovation

Innovation is happening in today in America both to build technology that cuts air emissions and to improve manufacturing processes to make them more efficient and lower polluting.

November 15, 2017

Zoe Lipman testifies in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a full committee hearing on November 15, 2017 entitled, “Promoting American Leadership in Reducing Air Emissions Through Innovation.” At the hearing, the BlueGreen Alliance’s Director of Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Program Zoe Lipman testified that cutting carbon pollution and other efforts to make our economy more efficient are driving innovation in manufacturing and the auto industry.

We need to keep the powerful trend of innovation going in the transportation sector, but this success also has lessons across the energy and industrial sectors. We know what the tools are—whether support for R&D and technology development, or for commercialization, manufacturing, or workforce investment; or the clear regulatory framework necessary for investment to innovate at scale—and we need to use them all, to ensure that we invent the next generation of technology, build it here, and build good jobs in America doing so.

Watch the hearing here. 

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