Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nominations of Timothy Petty to be an assistant Interior secretary; and Linda Capuano to be administrator of the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.
Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses: The nominees testify

Senate Energy and Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on S.1336, the “Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act”; S.1455, the “Energy Storage Goals and Demonstration Projects Act”; S.1563, the “Rare Earth Element Advanced Coal Technologies Act”; S.1851, the “Advancing Grid Storage Act”; S.1876, the “Reducing the Cost of Energy Storage Act”; S.1981, the “Small Scale LNG Access Act”; and S.2030, the “Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act.”
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg.
Agenda and Witnesses:
S 1563 — Rare Earth Element Advanced Coal Technologies Act
S 1455 — Energy Storage Goals and Demonstration Projects Act
S 1336 — A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.
S 1851 — Advancing Grid Storgae Act
S 2030 — Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act
S 1981 — A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.
S 1876 — Reducing the Cost of Energy Storage Act
Witnesses:
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.
Energy Undersecretary Mark Menezes testifies

Senate Environment and Public Works — Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight hearing on “Challenges Facing Superfund and Waste Cleanup Efforts Following Natural Disasters.”
Date:Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Place:  406 Dirksen Bldg.Witnesses           TBA

House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Research and Technology hearing on “From Lab to Market: A Review of NSF (National Science Foundation) Innovation Corps.”
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.
Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses:
Dawn Tilbury, assistant director of the NSF Directorate for Engineering
Steve Blank, adjunct professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University
Dean Chang, associate vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, and lead principal investigator of the DC I-Corps Regional Node
Sue Carter, professor of the Department of Physics, and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development at the University of California, Santa Cruz

House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Transforming the Department of the Interior for the 21st Century.”
Date: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.
Place: 1324 Longworth Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

Environment Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on “The Mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”
Date: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.
Place: 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Examining the Role of the Department of Energy in Energy Sector Cybersecurity.”
Date: Friday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
Place: 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses: Bruce Walker, assistant secretary of the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, testifies