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 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today voted to approve the Ratepayer Protection Act by a vote of 17 to 12.

April 22, 2015 | ICYMI

On Tuesday, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the nation’s nonpartisan grid overseer, issued a report raising serious concerns with the reliability impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. NERC warned that EPA’s proposed targets and deadlines are unachievable in the near-term, and forcing too many changes too fast could threaten the grid’s reliability.

April 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today voted to approve S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015.

April 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released draft text of Title II of its comprehensive energy bill. Title II, 21st Century Workforce, seeks to ensure that America has a strong, diverse energy and manufacturing workforce. The Energy and Power Subcommittee will examine the legislative text at a hearing on Thursday.

April 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today released the following statement following the administration’s release of the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) focusing on energy transmiss

April 20, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Commerce Manufacturing and Trade will each hold a hold a markup on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.