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)

July 25, 2012 | Press Release

China is looking to secure its foothold on Canada’s oil sands, an entirely unsurprising development as President Obama continues to ignore North America’s rich energy resources and delay construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. On Monday, China's state-owned Cnooc offered to buy the Canadian energy company Nexen, a significant player in the oil sands market.

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July 25, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a list of letters and statements showing the growing support for the “No More Solyndras Act,” a signature piece of committee legislation co-authored by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL).

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July 24, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane appeared before Congress today alongside NRC Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff at a joint hearing hosted by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and the Economy and Energy and Power.

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July 24, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sounded a note of caution following today’s announcement that the EPA will extend the deadline for issuing its final standards for cooling water intake structures, known as the 316(b) rule, by one year.

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July 23, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of Energy and Commerce Committee members today unveiled new legislation designed to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) authored the bipartisan legislation, which calls for the approval of construction and operation of the northern portion of the pipeline from the Canadian border to the South Dakota/Nebraska border.

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July 19, 2012 | Press Release

Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a field hearing in Abingdon, Virginia, to examine the real world consequences of new EPA regulations on the nation’s coal communities.

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