Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Reduce Emissions from the Electricity Sector

Reduce Emissions from the Electricity Sector

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), CO2 emissions in the U.S. rose by almost 3 percent in 2018[1]. While coal consumption in the U.S. is steadily declining, natural gas and petroleum will remain dominant sources of energy used in the U.S and abroad.[2] Decarbonizing the power sector will require a combination of investments in low-carbon, renewable, and zero-carbon emitting technologies, as well as reforms to the energy market to accommodate a successful transition to a clean energy economy.

H.R. 2088 (116th) – To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (Stanton)

Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
Co-sponsors:  18 – 18 Democrats

This bill amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. It would reauthorize the program to provide $3.5 billion annually from Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 through FY 2025.  In addition, the bill includes a goal to diversify energy supplies by promoting use of alternative fuels.

H.R. 370 (116th) – Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act (Upton)

​Energy and Commerce
Co-sponsors: 1 – 1 Democrat

This bill requires the Secretary to carry out a program to establish policies and procedures that would improve the physical and cyber security of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities. This is a modest but critically important bill to ensure secure, reliable energy delivery.

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