The Week Ahead (Dec.7-11)

December 4, 2009
01:11 PM
v    On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Subcommittee on Energy will receive testimony on H.R. 957, Green Energy Education Act of 2009; H.R. 2729, to authorize the designation of National Environmental Research Parks by the Secretary of Energy; H.R. 3165, Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009; H.R. 3246, Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009; H.R. 3585, Solar Technology Roadmap Act; S. 737, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to authorize the Secretary of Energy to conduct research, development and demonstration to make biofuels more compatible with small non-road engines; S. 1617, to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program for the award of grants to states to establish loan funds for small and medium-sized manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and produce clean energy technology; S. 2744, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to expand the authority for awarding technology prizes by the Secretary of Energy to include a financial award for separation of carbon dioxide from dilute sources; and S. 2773, to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to support the research, demonstration and development of commercial applications for offshore wind energy.   Kristina Johnson, undersecretary, Department of Energy, will testify.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)
v    On Thursday, Dec. 10, the full committee will receive testimony on the role of grid-scale energy storage in meeting our energy and climate goals.  Witnesses include  Jon Wellinghoff, chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;  Steven Koonin, undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy;  Robert McGrath, deputy director for Science & Technology; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Ralph Masiello, senior vice president, Energy Systems Consulting, KEMA, Inc.; Kenneth Huber, senior technology & education principal, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; and Elliot Mainzer, executive vice president for corporate strategy, Bonneville Power Administration.   (Dirksen 366 at 10:00 a.m.)
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