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NEXT WEEK: #SubEnvironment to Examine the Future of Transportation Fuels


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles.”

“Next week, we will take a look at the current state of affairs and projected changes to transportation fuels and the vehicles they power,” said #SubEnvironment Chairman Shimkus, adding that, “because of both technological innovations and regulations, vehicles in the years ahead may be quite different than what we see on the roads and in showrooms today, and the nation’s fueling stations may be providing options most people are not yet familiar with. “Research on alternative fuels and vehicles is underway at federal labs and throughout industry, but we are also seeing exciting work that could take the internal combustion engine to new levels of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This includes DOE’s Co-Optima study, which examined an integrated approach to new high-octane fuels and internal combustion engines optimized to run on them.

“Because of the evolving nature of the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program, the growth of electric vehicles, continued technological innovation, and demands of consumers, things are likely to progress and change in the years and decades to come.  We will be taking a closer look at how all of these factors are likely to lead to transformations in vehicles and the fuels they consume in the future.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they’re made available.


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