The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing November 15 to receive testimony on the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Technology Review and consider S. 1703 and S. 1807. Dr. Steven Koonin, undersecretary for science, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, director of MIT Energy Initiative, will testify.

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing titled “The Future of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Development on Federal Lands and Waters” on November 16.  

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a hearing the same day on hydraulic fracturing of shale beds. 

The House Rules Committee will meet November 16 to mark up the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (H.R. 10). The legislation, introduced by Representative Geoff Davis (R-KY), would require a Congressional vote before any regulation from the Executive Branch with an economic impact of more than $100 million could go into effect.  

The House Energy and Commerce’s oversight panel hearing with Energy Secretary Steven Chu is scheduled for November 17 and is entitled “The Solyndra Failure: Views from DOE Secretary Chu.”

The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing the same day titled Fostering Quality Science at EPA: The Need for Common Sense Reform.”