Energy and Commerce Committee


Nuclear Power – A Key Solution to Cleaner Energy


WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that nuclear power plants in the United States generated more electricity in 2018 than ever before.  In fact, the United States still ranks as the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, but further investment and innovation should be encouraged in this emissions-free energy source.

While EIA projects net electricity generation from U.S. nuclear power reactors will fall in the coming years, nuclear power still accounts for roughly 20% of U.S. electricity generation.  The Trump Administration has made the...


Walden’s Remarks at Subcommittee on Energy Hearing


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) will deliver the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on "Wasted Energy: DOE’s Inaction on Efficiency Standards and Its Impact on Consumers and the Climate."

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing to continue our oversight of the Department of Energy’s appliance and equipment standards program.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Assistant Secretary Dan Simmons, who leads DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and...

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House Passes Bill to Promote Energy Efficiency in Schools


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 762, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019, by voice vote.

“Promoting energy efficiency in schools is one of the most effective ways for lowering energy costs,” Walden and Upton said. “When schools use their energy and resources efficiently, that creates a win-win scenario: minimizing our carbon footprint while reducing the burden on American taxpayers. This bill has had...

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