The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on September 14 to examine the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. Jonathan Silver, director of the agency’s Loans Programs Office, will testify, and now bankrupt and FBI-raided Solyndra President and CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W.G. Bill Stover, and White House Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients have been invited as well.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on September 14 examining the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's new and proposed power sector regulations on electric reliability.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on September 15 to consider pending Department of Energy nominations, including Gregory Woods as general counsel and David Danielson as assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The House Science Committee will hold a hearing on September 15 on the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution rule, with testimony from Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator in the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on September 13 on the Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (H.R. 2250) and the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (H.R. 2681). The bills would provide the administrator of the EPA with additional time to issue Boiler MACT rules and additional time for formulating MACT standards for cement manufacturers, respectively.