Energy and Power

Chairman:  Ed Whitfield (KY-01)
National energy policy; fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear energy; nuclear facilities; the Department of Energy; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; synthetic and alternative fuels; energy conservation; energy information; utility issues; interstate energy compacts; energy generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated power; pipelines; the Clean Air Act and air emissions; all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters, including all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.



Ed Whitfield (KY), Chairman
Pete Olson (TX), Vice Chairman
John Shimkus (IL)
Joseph R. Pitts (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
Gregg Harper (MS)
David McKinley (WV)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Bill Flores (TX)
Markwayne Mullin (OK)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)


Bobby L. Rush (IL), Ranking Member
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Paul Tonko (NY)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Gene Green (TX)
Lois Capps (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Peter Welch (VT)
John Yarmuth (KY)
David Loebsack (IA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

August 26, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Energy Inspector General report that found, “Solyndra may have provided the Department of Energy with false and misleading information during the application process for a

August 18, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s proposed regulations relating to cutting methane emissions associated with oil and natural gas production.

August 17, 2015 | Letter

On September 19 2014, we wrote the commission to express concerns about the inappropriate use of “qualitative factors” by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff in the development of cost benefit analysis for regulatory decisions. The expansion of this practice threatens to undermine NRC’s long established practice of conducting rigorous, quantitative, cost-benefit analysis to justify its re

August 17, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Concerned with two upcoming regulatory decisions, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today sent a letter to Stephen Burns, Chairman of the U.S.

August 13, 2015 | ICYMI

For over six years the highly anticipated Keystone XL pipeline has been collecting dust at the State Department, and the White House’s quick comeback – “Talk to the State Department” – is getting old. Former president George W. Bush issued an executive order during his presidency requiring oil pipelines crossing U.S.

August 7, 2015 | ICYMI

At a time when states are working to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 ozone standards, the agency is seeking to move the goal post back by proposing even stricter regulations. These proposed regulations place undue burdens on states across the country and threaten local jobs and manufacturing.