The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a series of hearings beginning September 8 to discuss harnessing American energy resources to create new domestic jobs. This hearing will consider offshore and renewable energy, and a second related hearing will be held September 14. On September 9, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on the status of Section 390 categorical exclusions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and their impact on onshore jobs, revenue, and energy.

The House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing September 8 to investigate the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (H.R. 2250) and the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (H.R. 2681).

The House Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation will hold a hearing on September 8 investigating the smart grid and its effects on consumer empowerment and innovation.