Energy and Power

Chairman:  Ed Whitfield (KY-01)
Jurisdiction: 
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.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: Ed Whitfield (KY)
Vice Chairman: Steve Scalise (LA)
Ralph Hall (TX)
John Shimkus (IL)
Joseph R. Pitts (PA)
Lee Terry (NE)
Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Bob Latta (OH)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Pete Olson (TX)
David McKinley (WV)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Bobby L. Rush (IL)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Paul Tonko (NY)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Gene Green (TX)
Lois Capps (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
John Barrow (GA)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Donna M. Christensen (VI)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John D. Dingell (MI) (non-voting)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

February 7, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: As part of the Committee’s investigation, we seek additional information to help us examine EPA’s current actions to address fraud and abuse and to ensure market integrity.

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February 7, 2013 | ICYMI

During the 1970s, fears of “peak oil” drove policymakers to rethink our nation’s energy policy. The idea that America was running out of precious energy supplies was generally accepted as fact. In response to this energy crisis, leaders in Washington implemented an energy strategy aimed at phasing out traditional energy sources and spending more on developing alternatives.

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February 5, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep.

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February 4, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) will address the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington Hotel. Whitfield will outline the subcommittee’s 2013 agenda and discuss how new federal regulations will impact the utilities sector.

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February 2, 2013 | Press Release

This weekend the Super Bowl will be played between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Imagine if the rules of the game were to change at halftime. What if the field was suddenly extended in the middle of one team’s drive? It would be impossible to play a game when the rules change on the fly.

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