Energy and Commerce Committee


DOE Modernization


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


Powering America


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...


#SubEnergy Advances Four Bills to Full Committee for Consideration


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced four bills to the full committee that address key challenges facing America’s nuclear energy industry.

#SubEnergy advanced the following bills:

H.R. ____, the Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Jobs Act, from Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), would increase competitiveness of U.S. nuclear energy companies by requiring the Secretary of Energy to assess the impact of regulatory, policy, and legal requirements on the domestic nuclear energy industry and make recommendations to improve the competitiveness of our civilian nuclear commerce...

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