The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a September 11 hearing to discuss legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from awarding grants under the Clean Air Act to programs, projects, or activity that would occur outside of the United States.

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a September 11 hearing to consider whether directives in a memorandum issued by Energy Secretary Steven Chu would increase electricity costs for over 40 million families and small businesses.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing September 12 at which all five members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission leadership will provide an update of post-Fukushima safety measures.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a September 12 hearing to review the Nuclear Waste Administration Act (S. 3429).

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a September 13 hearing entitled “Achieving North American Energy Independence Within the Decade.” The subcommittee has also scheduled a hearing September 14 on legislation to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions standards for new power plants until carbon capture technology is feasible.