Energy and Commerce Committee

Energy


DOE Modernization

01.03.2018

Department of Energy Modernization
The nation's energy landscape has...

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Powering America

08.16.2017

Powering America Hearing Series
Today, the nation's electricity industry is undergoing a period of transformation due to technological innovation and market competition, creating tremendous benefits to American consumers.  U.S. electricity prices are low, employment within the energy sector continues to rise, and advanced technologies are giving consumers more control over how they interact with the grid.  With that said, the electricity system isn't perfect and is facing dynamic changes and an uncertain future.

The Powering America series will explore electricity markets, electricity generation, distribution, consumption, and the...

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Cmte Sends Letter to NHTSA, EPA on Transparent Fuel Economy Rulemaking Process

08.02.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter today to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting their transparent, deliberative process for proposing the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rule, which addresses the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions standards for Model Years 2021-2026.

The letter, signed by full committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and...

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Energy

Jurisdiction


National Energy Policy, energy infrastructure and security, energy related Agencies and Commissions, all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters. National Energy Policy focuses on fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear energy; energy conservation, utility issues, including but not limited to interstate energy compacts; energy generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated power. Energy infrastructure and security focuses on pipelines, the strategic petroleum reserve, nuclear facilities, and cybersecurity for our nation’s grid. Our jurisdiction also includes all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security. Agencies and Commissions in our jurisdiction include: The US Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;  and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.