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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Letter to HUD Scretary Carson Regarding CDBG-DR Funds and Puerto Rico Grid Restoration

04.20.2018

Excerpt: "“Congress remains committed to providing Puerto Rico with the necessary resources to rebuild and recover, especially with respect to ensuring a reliable and cost-effective electric grid. Reliable, affordable power is fundamental to the Commonwealth’s long-term economic success and all aspects of life on Puerto Rico. Therefore, it is critically important that CDBG-DR funds for improvements and enhancements for Puerto Rico’s electric system effectively strengthen and modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid to withstand potential storms of the future.”

To read the letter, click HERE. 

Letter

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.