Chairs Rodgers and Duncan Announce Legislative Hearing on the Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) today announced a legislative hearing titled “American Hydropower: Unleashing Reliable, Renewable, Clean Power Across the U.S.”
“Hydropower is the largest source of clean, renewable energy in the country. It provides affordable, reliable baseload energy to power our communities, our businesses, and our homes, and its key to reducing emissions. Today, however, only 3 percent of dams in the U.S. produce electricity. The Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act could double America’s hydropower production by preserving our existing hydro fleet, bringing more power online through licensing reform, and promoting the innovation necessary to usher in cutting-edge technologies. We look forward to hearing from government officials about how to unlock hydropower development across the country,” said Chairs Rodgers and Duncan.
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, & Grid Security legislative hearing titled “American Hydropower: Unleashing Reliable, Renewable, Clean Power Across the U.S.”
WHAT: Energy, Climate, & Grid Security Subcommittee legislative hearing to discuss the Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act.
DATE: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at Kaitlyn.Peterson@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.
Legislation to be discussed:
- H.R. 4045, The Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act (Rodgers)
CLICK HERE to read more about the Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act.