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  • Industry Stakeholders Testify on Fuel Efficiency Standards
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    Fuel Efficiency Standards

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing to examine options to make high octane fuels and high efficiency vehicles more available. Members heard from…

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  • Energy Secretary Perry Testifies at Oversight Hearing
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    Energy Department Oversight

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified at a hearing on his agency’s priorities. At the start of the hearing, Secretary Perry defended his use of private and government planes for official…

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  • Hearing Examines Electricity Industry Reliability
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    Electricity Industry

    Officials, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chair Neil Chatterjee, testified on the electricity industry and the reliability of the U.S. electric grid. The hearing focused on ongoing…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Home Appliance Energy Efficiency
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    Home Appliance Energy Efficiency

    Leaders of organizations representing manufacturers and the Department of Energy were among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on current and future energy consumption regulations for…

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  • US House Debate on Coal Ash Disposal
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House reconvened following a closed-door briefing on Iran, with members expected to debate several amendments to H.R.1734, a bill dealing with coal ash disposal regulations.

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  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Testimony on Quadrennial Energy Review
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    Quadrennial Energy Review

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on the Obama administration’s first quadrennial energy review. The report provided policy recommendations for modernizing U.S. energy…

    316 views
  • Administrator Gina McCarthy Testimony on EPA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a joint hearing of two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees about the agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

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  • Hearing on Coal Ash Disposal
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    Environmental Protection Agency Coal Ash Rule

    Federal regulators and energy industry officials testified at a House Environment Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the disposal of coal ash from power plants and its effects on…

    554 views
  • US House Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Approved
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed by a 266-153 margin H.R. 3, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. l.

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  • EPA Power Plant Regulations
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    Power Plant Regulations

    Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon emissions regulations for existing power plants. The regulations would cut carbon pollution through a…

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  • Energy Policy and Congress
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    Energy Policy and Congress

    House and Senate members serving on energy policy congressional committees and industry leaders talked about energy policy in the 113th Congress. Topics included the impact of coal on…

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  • Role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC
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    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oversight

    Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) testified at an oversight hearing of the agency’s role and authority. They were all in agreement in their concerns over the increasing…

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  • Supporters Opponents Testify on Renewable Fuels
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    Renewable Fuel Standards

    Witnesses testified on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Standard (RSF), a government mandate that a certain amount of renewable fuels be used by refiners.

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  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight
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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. Some of the issues covered in the hearing included new safety recommendations in response to…

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  • Energy Efficiency in the US
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    Energy Efficiency in the U.S.

    Witnesses testified about he origin and scope of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, lessons learned from the committee’s investigation into the Solyndra loan guarantee,…

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  • Keystone Oil Pipeline Legislation Markup Part 2
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    Keystone Oil Pipeline Legislation Markup, Part 2

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up a bill designed to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The measure would take that decision away from the State Department,…

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  • Keystone Oil Pipeline Legislation Markup Part 1
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    Keystone Oil Pipeline Legislation Markup, Part 1

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up a bill designed to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The measure would take that decision away from the State Department,…

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  • Keystone Oil Pipeline Testimony
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    Keystone Oil Pipeline, Testimony

    Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have carried oil from Canada to the U.S.

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  • CanadaUS Oil Pipeline and Jobs
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    Canada-U.S. Oil Pipeline and Jobs

    Heads of unions and organizations that advocate U.S. energy independence from foreign suppliers testified on the Canada-U.S. Keystone oil pipeline and its impact on jobs.

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  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Management
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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Management

    Witnesses testified about a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report that found the commission’s chair, Gregory Jaczko, had withheld information from other commissioners in order to stop work on the…

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