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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:11:10 to 0:16:20
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Gabrielle Giffords

0:11:06 to 0:11:28( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: our research and development into solar energy technologies, believe me, this bill has a lot of room for improvement. with that, i reserve the the chair: the gentleman from

Gabrielle Giffords

0:11:10 to 0:16:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

0:11:29 to 0:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: tennessee. mr. gordon: i yield such time as she may consume to the primary author of this bill, ms. girds. the chair: without objection, the ge ms. girds: i'd like to thank chairman gordon and ranking member hall, members of the committee and our -- ms.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:11:51 to 0:12:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: differeds: i'd like to thank -- ms. girlfriends: i'd like to thank chairman gordon and ranking member hall. we have enough s power the country many times over. these resources aren't limited to the american southwest our friends up north in the state of alaska has as much solar

Gabrielle Giffords

0:12:12 to 0:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: energy as the country of germany. yet in 2006, germanynstalled seven times more solar power than we did in the united states. major companies in europe and china have been aggressive in the last several years in building up their manufacturing capacity and competing internationally to meet demands.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:12:34 to 0:12:54( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: if our policy and innovation models for solar energy don't change, the united states is going to transition from importing foreign oil to importing foreign panels. this country invented the first photo voltaic technologies and we still have some of the smartest people working to

Gabrielle Giffords

0:12:55 to 0:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these today. in order to use our research doars as effectively as possible, these patriots need a serious road map. that's why i'm so pleased to offer this bill today. after many subsequent discussions and a wade range of discussions with people in industry and academic leaders as well as the department of

Gabrielle Giffords

0:13:18 to 0:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: energy, i believe that the solar industry can learn from our national semiconductor industry. 20 years ago, the united states was in danger of losing its se japan. in response, the industry created the technolo road map for semiconductors. the bulk of this was to develop a road map to guide research

Gabrielle Giffords

0:13:39 to 0:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: and developmt efforts across the entire industry, by increasing communications between the diverse members of the supply which chain, our american semiconductor industry was able to develop standards and avoid duplication of research efforts. these coorduated -- coordinated efforts gave rides to semiconductor giants like intel

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:02 to 0:14:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: and a.m.d. today's solar researchers in the united states find themselves in a similar situation. to maintain a competitive advantage, they must come together to meet their common, pre-competitive goals, whether in simulation activities, developing new materials, energy storage, powe grid management, or even weather forecasting.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:24 to 0:14:44( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: this bill would require that the department of energy to -- would require the department of energy to engage stake holders in a solar community and plan across programs that create a road map to guide funding for the research needed to make the u.s. the global leader for solar innovations. the road map will require us to identify short, medium, and

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:45 to 0:15:05( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: long-term goals and make recommendations on how to channel r&d resources to meet these goals. it would make the department of energy more responsive and encourage needed collaboration and communication across research programs. i would like to thank my

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:06 to 0:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: colleagues on both sides of the aisle who made this bill a better bill. about 25 of ou the manager's amendment re suggested or requested by the minority. i also look forward to supporting several good amendments offered by my colleagues today. another sign of the time and effort put together by so many was the endorsements --

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:27 to 0:15:47( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: endorsements, and chairman gordon talked about that, but i would like too remind members, the united states chamber of commerce, the senate solar energy association, i.b.m., intill, b.p. and national semiconductor are all behind this piece of legislation. the united states has a -- a opportunity to be the leading

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:48 to 0:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: developer and exporter of clean solar technologies in the coming years and decades. this bipar designed to advance that goal and i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support it. with that, i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman -- the chair: the gentlewoman yields back.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:16:09 to 0:16:21( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: recognized. mr. hall: thank you, mr. chairman. i ha three minutes, who is a

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