Democratic News

  • On Wednesday, April 22, the full committee will hear testimony on energy efficiency resource standards, including S. 548, a bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a Federal energy efficiency resource standard for retail electricity and natural gas distributors. Witnesses will include Patricia Hoffman, principal deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Paul Centolella, commissioner, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Columbus; Thomas Skains, president, American Gas Association; Rich Wells, vice president, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI; David Manning, vice-president, external affairs, National Grid, Brooklyn, NY; and Steve Nadel, executive director, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. (Dirksen 366 at 10:00 a.m.)


  • On Thursday, April 23, the full committee will consider the nominations of Kristina Johnson to be the Under Secretary of Energy; Steven Koonin, to be the Under Secretary of Energy for Science; Ines Triay, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management; Hilary Tompkins, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior; and Scott Harris, to be the General Counsel of the Department of Energy. (Dirksen 366 at 2:00 p.m.)

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