The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will meet July 24 to consider the opportunities for, current level of investment in, and barriers to the expanded use of natural gas as a transportation fuel. Witnesses include the Honorable Dave McCurdy, president and CEO, American Gas Association; Dr. Michael Gallagher, senior advisor, Westport Innovations; Reg Modlin, director of regulatory affairs, Chrysler Group; Dr. David Greene, corporate fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Paul Cicio, president, Industrial Energy Consumers of America.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and Subcommittee on Energy and Power will convene for a July 24 joint hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s policy and governance oversight.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power plans to mark up the No More Solyndras Act, legislation designed to phase out the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, on July 24-25. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a hearing July 25 to examine the role of water use efficiency and its impact on energy use. Witnesses include Henry Green, president, National Institute of Building Sciences; Daniel Bena, senior director of global sustainable development, PepsiCo; GP Russ Chaney, CEO, The IAPMO Group; and Mary Ann Dickinson, president and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency.

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing July 25 to consider an Interior Department report that was used to justify a moratorium on offshore drilling permits. Steve Black, counselor to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; Neal Kemkar, White House Council on Environmental Quality delailee; Mary Katherine Ishee, senior advisor with the Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement office; Walter Cruickshank, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Deputy Director; and Kallie Hanley, senior advisor for the assistant secretary of the department’s Interior Affairs office have been invited to testify.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a climate science hearing August 1.