WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion.”
America’s energy landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. Energy production is at record levels, but the nation’s aging infrastructure needs to be improved and expanded to ensure the safe, efficient delivery of fuels to consumers. At the same time, technological developments in the electricity system are presenting new challenges and opportunities to the manner in which electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed across the country. The hearing will explore opportunities to improve our nation’s economic competitiveness by examining the state of America’s evolving energy infrastructure and barriers to innovation, modernization, further job creation and economic growth.
“While our energy renaissance has provided us the benefits of affordable, reliable energy and jobs, we can do better. It’s time we took a look at barriers to modernizing existing laws so we can improve and expand our infrastructure to maximize the economic potential of our natural resources,” said Chairman Upton. “Infrastructure modernization is critical and would create more jobs for folks in Michigan and across the country, stimulate new production growth, and strengthen our energy security. I’m looking forward to learning more about what can be done to capitalize on our energy abundance and bring our infrastructure into the 21st century.”
The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.