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House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement today congratulating Dan Brouillette on his Senate confirmation as Secretary of Energy:
Congratulations to Dan Brouillette on his confirmation as our Secretary of Energy! As Deputy Secretary, he demonstrated his commitment to U.S. energy leadership. I appreciate his support of the critical R&D done by our National Labs and I’m looking forward to working with him on our shared goal of making American energy cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant.
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Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher. I’m excited to be back home in Texas and have the opportunity to hear about groundbreaking new research and development in carbon capture technology.
Today’s hearing is a chance for private sector organizations to highlight their leading roles in fossil energy innovation through carbon capture, storage, and utilization technologies. The scope and range of technologies being pursued is as vast as the untapped oil and gas reserves here in Texas!
Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led by Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today calling for a renewed focus on critical scientific and technological challenges needed to maintain American competitiveness.
Thank you, Chairman Lamb, for hosting this hearing, which is especially relevant to the geothermal industry in my home state of Oklahoma.
Geothermal energy systems draw from the constant and naturally occurring heat that radiates beneath the surface of the earth. This heat is a source of clean and renewable energy that is always “on.” Our country has significant hydrothermal and geothermal energy resources, and if harnessed correctly, these resources have the capability to provide secure baseload power and energy storage for Americans across the country.
Thank you Chairman Lamb for holding today’s subcommittee hearing. I’m looking forward to hearing from our witnesses about the state of water and geothermal power technologies in the U.S., and about the Department of Energy’s innovative clean energy R&D activities in these areas.
Water and geothermal power R&D is funded through the Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
A bipartisan group of Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee have introduced a bill to expand research on the health effects of exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation.
House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas released the following statement upon the announcement that Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry will retire: