Press Releases

July 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power have scheduled a joint hearing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “NRC Policy and Governance Oversight.” Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane will testify along with Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff.
July 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a field hearing in Abingdon, VA to discuss EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standard for utilities and the impact this regulation will have on jobs. This hearing continues the subcommittee’s look into EPA’s suite of new regulations affecting power plants, which are destroying jobs and raising electricity prices.
July 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a report on the committee’s activities from the 2nd quarter of the 2nd Session of the 112th Congress.
July 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – During today’s hearing on the Upton-Stearns “No More Solyndras Act,” the Acting Executive Director of the DOE Loan Program Office, David G. Frantz, proclaimed the program responsible for Solyndra as an “enormous success.” The statement comes a week after Abound Solar became the latest loan recipient to announce bankruptcy. With the bankruptcies starting to pile up, and taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars, the Obama DOE’s definition of success is cause for concern.
July 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Oversight and Investigations today held a joint hearing to discuss a draft of the “No More Solyndras Act.” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) co-authored the legislation to ensure taxpayers will never again be left on the hook for the administration’s risky bets.

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