Content related to Climate Change

Format: 2014-09-01
Format: 2014-09-01
Aug 1, 2014
Press Release
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released the fourth fact sheet in the Clean Energy Breakthroughs series, examining emerging energy technologies and their importance to a clean energy economy of the future.  The fact sheet examines challenges of harnessing solar power, technologies for development, and the potential for use as alternative clean energy.
Jul 30, 2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a hearing on an important new EPA report entitled Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2014.
Jul 29, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and other Grid Reliability Challenges.”  The five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were invited to testify.
Jul 24, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Laboratories of Democracy:  The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.”  
Jun 25, 2014
Press Release
The Republican-led House of Representatives in on track to mark a grim milestone today:  the 500th vote on the floor to undermine protection of the environment.  In the 112th Congress, the House Republicans voted 317 times for anti-environment positions.  In 2013, the anti-environment votes increased by 109 to 426.  Today, the House is likely to cast its 500th anti-environment...
Jun 23, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision upholding EPA’s authority to limit carbon pollution from large industrial sources:
Jun 19, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Regulations for Power Plants.”  
Jun 3, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield to request a hearing on a recent report from Standard and Poor’s Rating Services warning about the climate impacts on sovereign credit ratings on countries around the world.  The report finds that the poorest countries will be...
Jun 2, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the proposed regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut power plant emissions:
May 21, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released two Dear Colleague letters urging members to vote in opposition to amendments offered by Rep. David McKinley and Rep. John Shimkus to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act.  Rep. McKinley’s amendment denies the harm of carbon pollution and tells the Defense Department to ignore the impacts climate change will have on our...