Energy, Climate, & Grid Security Updates

Chair Rodgers Speaks on House Floor to Advance American Nuclear Energy Leadership

Washington D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 6544, the Atomic Energy Advancement Act . The bipartisan legislation, led by Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), will encourage and support advancements in nuclear energy by modernizing and improving the current processes at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  “I urge support of the Atomic Energy Advancement Act.” “I rise in strong support of this legislation, H.R. 6544, the ‘Atomic Energy Advancement Act.’  “We have worked very hard, and most agree that a robust and growing nuclear industry is critical for reducing emissions, providing reliable, affordable, clean energy to Americans.  “Nuclear energy can help us build durable economic and strategic relationships around the world, especially as the influence of China and Russia in this industry grows.    “We know our allies are eager for American leadership and technology, and our nuclear industry is ready to lead.   “The Energy and Commerce Committee has a rich history of plowing the hard ground necessary to legislate and coming together on solutions that improve people’s lives and make our country stronger and prosperous.  “H.R. 6544 continues that leadership, and I’m grateful for the leadership of the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Jeff Duncan, as well as the Ranking Member, Diana DeGette, and the Ranking Member of the Full Committee, Frank Pallone, for working together so we can move this legislation forward and help maintain a robust and growing nuclear industry, which is vital to delivering reliable, affordable, and clean energy to all Americans.    “This much needed modernization of our regulatory framework will restore America’s nuclear dominance, encourage innovation, enable industry to deploy safe, reliable nuclear energy, and usher in a new era of U.S. energy leadership.

Feb 26, 2024

E&C Republican Leaders Demand Answers on the Biden Administration’s Ineffective EV Infrastructure Program

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg regarding growing concerns over the Biden administration’s inability to implement the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula and the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant programs, as well as the implications for American taxpayers. KEY QUOTE:   “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provided $5 billion for the NEVI Formula Program ($1 billion annually from FY22-FY26), and a total of $2.5 billion from FY22-FY26 for the CFI Discretionary Grant Program. Despite recent award announcements, little progress has been made in the buildout of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. On December 15, 2023, the Department of Energy and Department of Transportation announced the opening of America’s first EV fast charging stations funded through the NEVI Formula Program: in Ohio and New York. This announcement for merely eight charging stations comes more than two years after the passage of the IIJA.  “The problems with these programs continue to grow – delays in the delivery of chargers, concerns from States about labor contracting requirements and minimum operating standards for chargers, the fact that 22 States (44 percent) have not issued solicitations for NEVI funding, and the limited and questionable delivery of awards from the CFI Discretionary Grant Program.”  Members asked Secretaries Granholm and Buttigieg to answer the following questions by March 7, 2024: How many EV chargers does the administration expect to be constructed using NEVI Formula Program and CFI Discretionary Grant Program funds in 2024?   Because private sector deployment of EV chargers is outpacing the federal government, how is the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation updating its review of State plans to ensure federal dollars do not overbuild private sector investments?   In the Federal Highway Administration’s January 11, 2024, press release, it stated, “More than 70 percent of the CFI funding announced today will support project sites in disadvantaged communities.” Understanding EVs are extremely cost prohibitive for many, expensive to maintain, and have high insurance costs, can you please share how the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation is ensuring charging stations being awarded will receive maximized usage?   What changes is the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation making to ensure the timely review of State plans and delivery of awards?  Regarding the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation:   How many employees does the office have? What is the administrative budget for the office for each year since it has been in existence? Considering the Biden administration’s waiver of Buy America requirements for steel, iron, manufactured products, and construction materials in EV chargers, how will you ensure federal funds are not supporting Chinese or Chinese-affiliated entities?  IN THE NEWS:   “Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are demanding answers from two federal agencies regarding the Biden administration’s lagging electric vehicle (EV) charger subsidy program.”   […] “Beyond noting that the rollout has been sluggish to date, the lawmakers asked the agencies to provide estimates of how many chargers the administration is anticipating the program will help build by the end of the year and steps the agencies are taking to ensure that taxpayer dollars do not benefit Chinese interests in light of the administration’s ‘Buy America’ requirement waiver for certain charger components.”   CLICK HERE to read the full article from the Daily Caller.  CLICK HERE to read the full letter.

Feb 15, 2024
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Chair Rodgers’ Statement on House Passage of H.R. 7176, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House’s consideration of H.R. 7176, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024, to reverse President Biden’s American LNG export ban. The bill, led by Energy and Commerce Member August Pfluger (R-TX), passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 224-200.    “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits for clean U.S. liquefied natural gas exports puts the interests of radical environmentalists ahead of the best interests of the United States and its allies. This ban will harm the American economy, jeopardize good paying jobs, weaken U.S. energy security, and threaten the security of our allies. I applaud the passage of H.R. 7176, led by Rep. Pfluger, to immediately reverse President Biden’s ban and protect America’s economic and national security, and that of our allies.” 

Feb 15, 2024
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Chair Rodgers on the House Floor: We Must Reverse President Biden’s LNG Export Ban

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor during debate of H.R. 7176, the Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024 . The legislation, led by Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), will reverse President Biden’s liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban and unleash American LNG to lower energy costs, advance U.S. energy security and the security of our allies, as well as reduce emissions.  “I rise today in support of H.R. 7176, the ‘Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024,’ introduced by my friend Representative August Pfluger. “President Biden’s decision to impose a ban on issuing permits to export natural gas is just the latest example of his administration caving to environmentalist activists and putting politics over the American people.   “This ban will harm the American economy, jeopardize good paying jobs, weaken our energy security, and it threatens the security of our friends and allies. “America has become the number one producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world.  “This has strengthened our economy, reduced costs for the American people, and enabled the United States to lead in reducing emissions more than any other nation, both here at home and abroad. “American LNG has been a lifeline, especially our European allies, since Russia invaded Ukraine. “Since the invasion, American LNG has helped them reduce their natural gas prices by over 83% and reduce their dependence on Russia.  “President Biden’s ban sends a signal to our allies that we’re no longer a dependable energy partner. “This is unacceptable. “H.R. 7176 will immediately reverse the President’s decision, allowing the U.S. to export more and encouraging domestic production here at home, which will then reduce American energy supply vulnerabilities. “This will reduce American energy supply vulnerabilities and encourage investments in other industries, like manufacturing. “Some estimate that LNG exports could add as much as $73 billion to our economy and more than 450,000 American jobs by 2040. “LNG is vital to America’s energy leadership, our security, and our future.  “I urge my colleagues to support this bill.”  READ MORE:  Biden’s LNG Export Ban is Based on Politics, Not Science   Myth vs. Fact: Biden's LNG Export Ban   E&C Republicans: President Biden's LNG Export Ban is Reckless and Politically Motivated   More than 150 House Republicans Demand Biden End His De Facto Ban on American LNG Exports   Biden’s LNG Export Ban is a Gift to Putin Chair Rodgers Rebukes Biden’s Decision to Indefinitely Pause LNG Exports

Feb 14, 2024

Biden’s LNG Export Ban is Based on Politics, Not Science

President Biden’s LNG export ban is an election-year decision to appease radical environmental activists who are intent on shutting down American energy. This decision jeopardizes our economy and our energy security. That’s why we're leading on H.R. 7176, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024 , to reverse President Biden’s export ban and unleash American LNG to lower energy costs, advance U.S. energy security as well as the security of our allies, and reduce emissions. “Currently accounting for 22 percent of global primary energy consumption, natural gas will remain crucial to the world’s energy mix through 2050, even as alternative energy use grows, according to the latest International Energy Agency projections.” […]   “Unfortunately for the world, Russia produces much of this vital resource, as Europe discovered to its dismay when President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine—with an army that had been funded by earnings from Russian gas exports. Fortunately for the world, the United States has emerged as the top exporter of the supercooled form known as liquefied natural gas, or LNG. In fact, after the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration launched a largely successful effort to help allies substitute American LNG, delivered via ships, for pipelined Russian gas." [...]  However, that same Biden administration ordered a de facto halt to the approval of new facilities for exporting the resource to countries with which the United States does not have free-trade agreements—a category that includes all of Europe. It’s an election-year sop to climate activists that will do much more to unsettle vital U.S. alliances than to save the planet.”   […]   “The main short-run damage the administration’s obviously political decision does is to the United States’ reputation for rational, fact-based policymaking, and for wise consideration of climate control in the context of geopolitics. You cannot change demand for energy by destroying supply: If the United States did indeed curtail LNG exports, it would just drive customers into the arms of competitors such as Australia, Qatar, Algeria and, yes, Russia." CLICK HERE to read the full piece by the Washington Post Editorial Board. “The closer one looks, the more harm this raw political payoff to the climate left will do to U.S. national security and economic interests.”   […]   “The Administration is deliberately creating uncertainty about permit approvals and extensions to chill investment and discourage foreign governments from signing long-term contracts. Why risk investing in or signing a purchase agreement with a Gulf Coast project that may later be killed? Smarter to link up with the Qataris." […]   “While the Administration downplays the national-security risks of its self-embargo, U.S. allies worry it will make them more vulnerable to geopolitical disruptions. About 20% of the global LNG supply travels through the Strait of Hormuz. LNG cargoes to Europe are now being diverted from the Red Sea because of Houthi missile attacks.   “Russian and Iranian proxies could cause LNG prices to spike by attacking one or two large Qatar export facilities. Some countries in Asia might then burn more coal as they did in 2022 when LNG prices shot up. But Europeans are planning to retire coal and nuclear plants in the coming years on the expectation that they will have ample LNG from the U.S.   “As for America’s economic interests, a single LNG export project will produce about $600 billion in revenue over its lifespan and create thousands of jobs , including in steel manufacturing and fracking—no government subsidies required.”   CLICK HERE to read the full piece by the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.  “A prominent Gen Z climate activist, who has amassed nearly 700,000 followers on TikTok, said he met with White House officials ahead of President Biden's decision to pause major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects.”   […]   “Then, after he started posting the videos, Haraus said he met with White House climate advisers alongside environmental activists from the Gulf Coast also opposed to the projects. And on Jan. 26, the White House and Department of Energy (DOE) announced it had paused permitting for all pending LNG export terminals over climate impacts, appearing to cede to the activists' demands.”   “‘I was with activists from the Gulf Coast who have been fighting this for years,’” Haraus told Fox News Digital when asked about the White House meetings. " The policy demonstrates that they were somewhat receptive."   […]   “Following the joint White House and DOE announcement last month announcing the LNG export terminal permitting moratorium, Republicans, Democrats and energy industry groups have blasted the Biden administration for handing Russia a victory.   “In a letter to Biden, more than 150 House Republicans, including Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., argued that pausing LNG export growth threatens to cause increased U.S. energy prices, leads to higher global greenhouse gas emissions and harms the U.S. economy.   “The letter pointed to studies showing that LNG exports could add as much as $73 billion to the U.S. economy by 2040, create upwards of 453,000 American jobs and increase U.S. purchasing power by $30 billion.”   CLICK HERE to read more from Fox News.

Chair Rodgers Opening Remarks on Ensuring a Reliable and Affordable Electric Grid

Washington D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following opening remarks at today’s Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee hearing on ensuring reliable and affordable electricity with state public utility commissioners. “We cannot say this enough: energy is foundational to everything we do. “And affordable, reliable electricity is the cornerstone of this foundation. “It’s what keeps the lights on, heats our homes, and powers our hospitals and businesses. “Access to electricity over the past century has raised our standard of living, driven technological innovation, and improved the health and wellbeing of all Americans. “We need to continue protecting and building on that legacy.” THREATS TO GRID RELIABILITY “Sadly, President Biden’s rush-to-green environmental policies and regulatory restrictions are driving up costs and jeopardizing this legacy and our grid reliability. “We’ve seen baseload and firm generation sources driven out or shuttered by radical policies across the country. “These sources are being replaced by less reliable and more expensive weather dependent generation, and everyday Americans are paying the price. “In some places, people are paying nearly double the nationwide average for residential electricity prices. “In places like California, this has become such a problem that the state is increasingly having to rely on hydropower from my home state of Washington, in order to balance its grid when inconsistent resources like wind and solar can’t produce enough energy to meet demand. “In Texas, an overreliance on these weather-dependent resources has limited the state’s ability to get power to people’s homes during periods of severe weather. “Last winter, several Southern state utilities were unable to get the power resources they needed from neighboring states during a severe cold event, resulting in widespread blackouts during the holidays. “The North American Electric Reliability Corporation continues to warn that two-thirds of the nation is at elevated risk of rationing and forced blackouts during periods when people need power the most. “These real risks and impacts were confirmed by FERC commissioners before this Committee last summer, and we heard the same warnings from grid operators during a hearing last Fall. “Their warnings were clear. “While renewable energy from sources like wind and solar absolutely play a role in America’s overall energy mix, they cannot replace reliable baseload sources, and accelerating the retirement of baseload sources, without adequate replacements, will only increase the risk of these life-threatening blackouts and continue driving up prices.” IMPORTANCE OF STATE UTILITY REGULATORS   “Today is an opportunity to hear an important perspective that is too often overlooked by this administration.   “We’ll hear first-hand from state utility regulators about the challenges they’re facing to get affordable, reliable electricity to people.   “State public utility commissions have long been responsible for assuring reliable delivery of power at affordable rates.  “They review the generation resource planning to be sure that power will be available.   “They review decisions to build electric transmission to determine whether it is necessary, and they approve or disapprove of the rate increases that can come with building electric infrastructure.     “More and more, utility commissions are confronting policies from their own state legislators to retire baseload generation with no long-term strategy to replace it.  “I’ve seen this in my own State of Washington.    “Commissions are also having to contend with the Biden administration’s top-down rush-to-green policies that seek to force more premature retirements, driving up costs, and putting more people at risk.   “We have a lot of questions regarding how these policies are threatening the reliability of our grid, which is so foundational to our economy and way of life.  “Rather than a radical energy transition, we must expand our energy resources through an all-of-the-above strategy.  “That’s the best way to bring down costs for Americans, who are currently paying more while getting less when it comes to electricity.   “An energy expansion will ensure families won’t have to worry about rationing energy in the summer or winter months or having to make tough choices about whether to pay the electric bill or buy groceries for their family.  “I would like to thank each of you again for being here today and look forward to your testimony.” 

Feb 14, 2024
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Subcommittee Chair Duncan Opening Remarks on Ensuring a Reliable and Affordable Electric Grid

Washington D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) delivered the following opening remarks at today’s subcommittee hearing on ensuring reliable and affordable electricity with state public utility commissioners.  “This hearing continues the Committee’s focus on affordable and reliable electricity. During this Congress, we have worked to understand what drives the growing reliability crisis in America.  “Already, we have heard from FERC and grid operators about the very real threats facing reliability.  “Today, we will hear from state public utility commissioners—utility regulators that answer to ratepayers in their states.”  CHANGING MARKET DYNAMICS    “State commissions and utilities use integrated resource plans to look at both the costs and benefits of the entire electricity portfolio over an extended period of time.   “Commissions use these plans to ensure there’s enough electricity and that rates are fair and affordable.   “However, changes to the electric sector over the past 20 years have presented new challenges to this mission.   “Many states have introduced retail choice and rely more on regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) capacity markets. This has made it difficult for utility commissions to exercise their responsibility for ensuring affordability and reliability to protect ratepayers.”  THREATS TO RELIABILITY   “Threats to electric grid reliability are growing due to environmental regulations, policies from state legislatures and agencies, bans on fossil-fuel generation, and market distortions.   “These factors are contributing to premature retirement for most of our reliable and dispatchable resources. Because of the increasingly interconnected nature of the grid, policy decisions that affect grid reliability have a much wider impact than ever before.  “Some may say that more renewables and transmission can solve the problem of an increasingly unreliable grid. However, this plan increases costs and complexity and may even intensify certain risks in states reliant on borrowing power from others.    “The full system costs of renewables are higher because of the need for extensive backup power and redundant transmission lines. Systems must be overbuilt to ensure there is power when the sun is down, and the wind isn’t blowing.  “Building more transmission also raises utility costs for American ratepayers, even if those ratepayers may not directly benefit from added transmission.    “Despite this, several states and regions carry on with their ideological objectives under a seemingly false sense of security that their neighbors can continue to save them.   “Look at states like California and regions like New England, which have some of the most ambitious environmental goals, but they rely upon electricity imports from their neighbors as part of their planning.   “Over the last two years, the California ISO imported about 15 percent of its total supply. New England imported about 15 percent of all its electricity last year.   “Where are retail electricity rates highest? California and New England.   “Even with all the warnings, the Biden administration continues its rush-to-green agenda with regulations like the EPA’s Clean Power Plan 2.0, which threatens to regulate reliable generation out of existence.   “American ratepayers pay for the fallout from these retirements and the state utility commissions must justify the costs.  “The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) monitors grid reliability and develops standards. They continue to warn us that over two-thirds of the country is running into a shortage of generation capacity, which will have dire consequences for grid reliability.   “When an electric generator plans to retire and a study shows that the retirement would violate NERC reliability criteria, many states choose to ignore this guidance in favor of their radical environmental policies that increase the likelihood of blackouts.   “For decades, people knew that when the lights went out, the state commissions and utilities were responsible. Because of the changes in the electricity landscape, it is now unclear who is responsible.   “However, it is clear who is blamed—the state utility commissions.”  “We must listen to state utility experts about the reliability challenges they are facing. Congress must learn what must do to prevent further retirement of reliable resources and to keep electricity affordable. “Today will continue this process.” 

Feb 7, 2024

E&C Republicans: President Biden's LNG Export Ban is Reckless and Politically Motivated

Washington D.C. — Energy and Commerce Republicans are demanding President Biden reverse his liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ban, which is a blatant political decision to appease radical environmental activists who are intent on shutting down American energy.  This week, Members spoke about how disastrous this decision is and urged President Biden to reverse course during an Energy Subcommittee hearing and during a special session on the House Floor, led by Rep. John Joyce (R-PA). Unleashing American LNG will reduce emissions, lower energy costs, and further U.S. energy security and the security of our allies. Don’t miss these key moments calling out the Biden administration’s disastrous energy policies: Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA): “The administration is ignoring the fact that natural gas continues to create millions of new jobs, bring manufacturing back to the U.S., and revitalize communities across the country.” […] “President Biden’s LNG export ban will end these benefits for local economies, kill good American jobs, and increase energy prices for people across the board. “It will send manufacturing overseas, increase our dangerous dependence on China, and discourage investment in future American energy production.” Rep. John Joyce (R-PA): “This is not a pause. It is the first step of a process to ban outright any future export of LNG. “This was a political decision to pander to the far-left that will increase energy prices for American households. “It will abandon our allies in their time of energy need, it will harm family sustaining jobs, and it will relinquish American global energy leadership.” Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN): “Thanks to American innovation and energy technologies, the United States is the world’s largest producer of natural gas and exporter of LNG.” […] “American LNG is a critical asset that not only keeps our energy sector secure and competitive, but also helps reduce global emissions and our global dependence on energy from adversarial nations, like Russia.” Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI): “Even for a President known for inflation and global instability, this is an inexplicable move.” […] “I’ve yet to hear from any American clamoring to drive our allies to Russia and Iran, which is exactly what Biden’s LNG export ban will do.” Rep. John Curtis (R-UT): “Sometimes it feels to me like people hate fossil fuels more than they hate emissions." […] “We do produce [LNG] cleaner here than Russia, and not just by a little bit.” Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ): “Stopping the progress of building U.S. LNG terminals is just simply an irrational decision. “I cannot imagine a worse conceived idea that is more detrimental to reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, and it also decreases world energy security and U.S. national security.”   Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN): “This export ban will fuel higher costs for families here at home and push our allies abroad into the hands of our adversaries.” […] “American LNG is the cleanest form of natural gas available and has allowed the U.S. to lead the world in emissions reduction.” Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX): “ LNG is reducing greenhouse gas emissions, whether some here want to admit that or not.” Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA): “Because of [LNG], we have actually reduced our carbon footprint substantially here. And guess what, we’re getting no love for it. All they’re trying to do is put [LNG] out of business.” Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) : “Since Putin began his invasion of Ukraine, our European allies have raced to transition away from Russian energy by importing clean, American LNG. The administration’s short-sighted, dangerous decision accomplishes one thing, and one thing only, empowering Russia. “Claiming that this decision is based solely on protecting the environment is just absurd. Because of natural gas, the United States has reduced its own emissions more than any other country over the last 20 years. “The President’s ban on new LNG export projects is not an environmental decision. It’s a political decision.” Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA): “We can both have a cleaner, healthier planet and climate, as well as grow our economy and have affordable, reliable, secure, and abundant energy. “The greatest sense of environmental injustice to me is not allowing poor people or disadvantaged communities to be able to heat their homes because we make electricity unaffordable.” Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL): “Simply put, President Biden’s LNG ban puts politics over people, and America last." […] "Stopping LNG exports does not make the climate any cleaner or safer. In fact, the opposite happens. “Ultimately, this restriction will curtail innovation, investment, and the overall competitiveness of the United States energy sector in the global market.” […] “The White House seems more interested in taking domestic energy advice from TikTok influencers who are just in it for clicks, shares, and impressions.”

Chairs Rodgers and Duncan Announce Hearing to Ensure a Reliable and Affordable Electric Grid

Washington D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) announced a hearing titled "Powered Up: State Utility Regulators on Challenges to Reliable, Affordable Electricity.” “America's electric grid is critical to every aspect of our lives and our economic prosperity—powering our homes, businesses, and schools. Ensuring its security and reliability is one of our top priorities on Energy and Commerce,” said Chairs Rodgers and Duncan. “This hearing will be an opportunity to hear directly from state public utility commissioners about the threats and challenges facing our electric grid as well as how we can ensure reliable and affordable electricity for Americans.” Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security hearing titled "Powered Up: State Utility Regulators on Challenges to Reliable, Affordable Electricity."   WHAT: A subcommittee hearing on ensure a reliable and affordable electric grid for Americans. DATE: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 TIME: 10:30 A.M. ET LOCATION: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at . If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at . If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at