California’s Solar Subsidies Have Little Impact On Adoption Trends

November 12, 2014
The rooftop solar market in the US, and especially in California, has experienced explosive growth in the last decade. At least in part this growth can be attributed to the...
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Is this the end of the line for wind and solar energy tax credits? Should it be?

November 7, 2014
The American wind energy industry has grown in spite of the “boom and bust” cycle of wind energy development fostered by the renewal-expiration-renewal cycle of the wind production tax credit...
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Fuel Choice for American Prosperity and Security Act

October 1, 2014
Along with my colleagues Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ), I introduced the Fuel Choice for American Prosperity and Security Act (FCAPS, or H.R. 5107), a bill...
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Plenty At Stake: Indicators of American Energy Insecurity

September 25, 2014
As articulated in Energy 20/20, my blueprint for a new U.S. energy policy conversation, I believe there is a consensus that it is in our national interest to make energy...
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Protecting Our Climate and the Middle Class

August 4, 2014
Two of the most pressing issues facing us today are the need to address the economic costs and public health risks associated with climate change and strengthening the middle class. Over...
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Examining The FERC-NERC Relationship & Setting Grid Reliability Standards

July 16, 2014
Through the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Congress formed a hybrid system for setting electric grid reliability and security standards; a private corporation, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC),...
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A Standard That Makes Sense for Natural Gas Vehicle Customers

July 7, 2014
There is currently no national standard for dispensing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a motor fuel. In July, the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) will consider requiring retail...
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Obama’s EPA to Cost Americans Billions of Dollars and Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

June 2, 2014
As Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, I’m continuing the fight against President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overregulation of our nation’s power plants without any regard...
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Where Can Environmental Policies Enable Efficiency and Profits?

April 24, 2014
When we think of environmental policies that impact business, we don’t often think of increased profits. Too often the private sector is positioned at odds with efforts to address environmental...
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Simplifying the Energy Tax Code

February 3, 2014
As part of his efforts to comprehensively reform the tax code, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a staff discussion draft on December 18, 2013 that proposed a...
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