WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, is sounding alarm bells in response to today's news that battery maker Ener1 has filed for bankruptcy. Ener1 was previously awarded a $118.5 million stimulus grant from the Department of Energy. Ener1 joins other DOE endorsed companies Solyndra and Beacon Power in bankruptcy.
Obama Energy Plans in Action: Additional Electricity Plant Shutdowns Announced as President Continues Energy RoadshowJanuary 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The latest casualties of President Obama's costly power sector rules were revealed today with the announcement that another six power plants are shutting down. The plants -located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland -are closing down because of the high cost, uncertainty, and unachievable timelines of several new rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency on the power sector. The jobs of more than 500 workers, and the electricity supply relied upon by consumers throughout the region, are directly affected by these plant shutdowns.
Upton and Shimkus Welcome Blue Ribbon Commission's Recommendations on Nuclear Waste, Announce HearingJanuary 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today welcomed the final report from the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.
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State of the Union Reaction Continues: Although the President Kept Mum on Keystone XL, Energy and Commerce Members Continue Holding Him Accountable for Failure to Say Yes to JobsJanuary 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to President Obama's State of the Union address, members of the Energy and Commerce committee last night underscored the harmful consequences of the president's decision to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would bring 20,000 direct jobs and significant new energy security to America with no cost to taxpayers.
WASHINGTON, DC - Encouraging the Obama Administration to follow its own directives regarding transparency in regulations, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to request that EPA release an estimate of the total cost of EPA's recently finalized Utility MACT rule.