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)

September 13, 2012 | Hearing

Several independent reports released this year show North America can produce enough oil and natural gas to meet America’s energy demands, possibly by the end of this decade. The subcommittee will hear testimony from a number of key energy experts and market analysts who will outline how this is a goal within our reach.

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September 13, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today held a hearing to explore the potential to achieve North American energy independence within the decade. In the past five years, North America has been the fastest growing oil and natural gas producing area of the world due to technological advances in the energy sector.

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September 10, 2012 | Fact Sheet

Culminating the Energy and Commerce Committee’s extensive investigation into the Obama administration’s failed loan guarantee program, full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) authored the “No More Solyndras Act” to ensure taxpayers are never again stuck paying hundreds of millions of dollars because of the Obama admin

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September 8, 2012 | Press Release

On September 8, 2011, just two days after Solyndra filed for bankruptcy, the FBI raided the solar manufacturer’s Fremont, California facility.

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September 5, 2012 | Blog Post

WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration's war on coal continues. While discussing energy policy yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declared, “Under President Obama’s leadership, the United States moves forward with an all-of-the-above energy strategy. Oil and gas, nuclear, hydro, biofuels, wind, geothermal, solar, all of it.

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