Sierra Club

JANUARY 29, 2007
1:32 PM

CONTACT: Sierra Club
Josh Dorner, 202.675.2384,

Clean Energy Experts Release New Roadmap to Curb Global Warming
Findings show needed CO2 reductions can be achieved with efficiency, renewables

WASHINGTON - January 29 - ASES and the Sierra Club are teaming up to release this important ASES report that lays out a strategy for reducing U.S. global warming pollution by 60-80% by 2050. The Sierra Club will adopt the reportís findings as a pivotal component of its energy policy and roadmap for tackling global warming.

The report, "Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.," is authored by an array of leading national experts in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Brought together by ASES for this report, the group has created landmark research for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rocky Mountain Institute, and other institutions.

WHAT: American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Sierra Club Announce Groundbreaking Study on Potential to Curb CO2 Emissions With Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy.

WHO: Moderator: Brad Collins, Executive Director, American Solar Energy Society

Rep. Henry Waxman, Chairman, Govt. Reform and Oversight Committee
* Rep. Mark Udall
* Rep. Christopher Shays
Dr. James Hansen, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Dr. Chuck Kutscher, principal author of the report, ASES
Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director

*invited but not confirmed

WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform room.