May 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to promptly issue a decision on the license renewal of the Pilgrim Reactor in Massachusetts.
May 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - One of the country’s largest regional power grid operators, PJM Interconnection, today announced the results of its annual auction that locks in electricity capacity prices three years in advance. Today’s auction established capacity prices for 2015-2016, the first year electric generators will be required to comply with EPA’s costly Utility MACT rule.
May 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson seeking more information about EPA’s plans to regulate carbon emissions for new and existing power plants. Members believe EPA’s New Source Performance Standards will serve as a backdoor energy tax on American consumers.
May 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), this week held its third hearing examining the broadband loan and grants programs of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and Rural Utility Service (RUS). During the hearing, members examined the speed and effectiveness of the loan and grant programs doled out through the president’s stimulus program.
May 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing its efforts under the American Energy Initiative, the House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed the Gasoline Regulations Act and Strategic Energy Production Act. The bills, which both passed with bipartisan support, aim to protect consumers from higher gas prices and promote U.S. energy security.

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