Democratic News

On Thursday, April 26, the full committee will take a look at weather-related electrical outages.  Witnesses will include a representative from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy; John Bilda, general manager, Norwich Public Utilities, Norwich, CT; and Thomas B. Getz, former chair, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, Concord, NH. 

Immediately preceding the hearing (or as soon as a voting quorum is reached), the committee will hold a business meeting to vote on four pending nominees: Adam Sieminski to be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration; Marcilynn Burke to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior; Anthony Clark and John Norris to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  (Dirksen 366 at 9:30 a.m.)

Bonus …

Chairman Bingaman penned an Earth Day op-ed on the Clean Energy Standard that he and nine other Senators have introduced.  He addresses head-on some misconceptions and confusion about what the CES does and doesn’t do.  Check it out here.

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