Last Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power held its 23rd hearing on the American Energy Initiative. The focus of this hearing was on the challenges and opportunities facing alternative transportation fuels and vehicles. Much of the testimony presented focused on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), flex-fuel vehicles, and other federal and private-sector efforts to encourage the development and use of alternative fuels and vehicles. At the hearing, Tom Hassenboehler of ANGA described the disparity of federal regulations and support for NGVs. Rep Brian Bilbray (R-CA) expressed his strong support for NGVs. The hearing record including an archived webcast may be accessed at: http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=9660
Next Tuesday, the Subcommittee will hold yet another hearing on the American Energy Initiative. The focus of this hearing will be on the federal government’s perspectives regarding alternative fuels and vehicles. Testifying will be: Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration; . Margo Oge, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy. The hearing can be followed at: http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=9685.