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)

April 1, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting information related to the legality, cost, and feasibility of the agency’s proposed rule banning certain refrigerants. 

March 25, 2015 | ICYMI

Earlier this week, Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) unveiled a new discussion draft

March 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today unveiled a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would empower states to protect households and businesses from the harmful effects of EPA’s proposed rule regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

March 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s regulations on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands:

March 18, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz requesting additional information regarding the department’s management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

March 18, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The SPR, according to DOE, is part of the department's "critical infrastructure," and serves a "National Security Critical Essential Function." Yet, DOE has not published a revised study on the optimal size of SPR in light of ever-evolving domestic and global condiditons since 1900 and the last major assessment of SPR's mission readiness was the Life Extension Program