American Energy Initiative, Part 12: Impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's New and Proposed Power Sector Regulations on Electric Reliability, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, September 14, 2011 [open pdf - 11MB]
This is the September 14, 2011 hearing on "The American Energy Initiative, Part 12: Impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's New and Proposed Power Sector Regulations on Electric Reliability," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power. From the opening statement of Ed Whitfield: "This is the 12th day of our American Energy Initiative hearing, and today we are going to focus on the impact of the EPA's new and proposed power sector regulations and the reliability of the electric power grid. The Energy Information Administration projects that electricity demand will increase 31 percent by 2035. That means new electric power plants will more than likely have to be built, and that includes all kinds of power plants. But getting EPA approval to do so was already enough of a challenge before utility MACT [Maximum Achievable Control Technology], new source performance standards for greenhouse gases, interstate transport, cooling towers, coal combustion residuals, and all the other new and pending regulations were added to the mix. As it is, this Administration has brought construction of new coal-fired generation to a near standstill, and things are only going to get harder as additional regulations take effect." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ed Whitfield, Henry A. Waxman, Pete Olson, Joe Barton, John Shimkus, Bobby L. Rush, Lee Terry, Jon Wellinghoff, Philip D. Moeller, Marc Spitzer, John R. Norris, Chery A. LaFleur, Jeff Davis, Stan Wise, Mark L. Shurtleff, H.B. Doggett, Susan F. Tierney, John Hanger, Robert C. Flexon, Tim Scott, Dave Heineman, Lisa Jackson, Michael L. Krancer, and Tim Murphy.
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