"House Republicans Accelerate March Toward Big Energy Package"

"House Republicans are taking action on numerous bills that will make for part of their sweeping energy and permitting reform package, which they hope to put on the floor for a vote by the end of March.

It will be the first legislative product of their new majority to come from multiple committees — in a policy arena they campaigned on in the 2022 midterms — that many GOP lawmakers hope could in some form become law.

With at least three committees set to hold hearings and markups on 20 distinct measures Tuesday and Wednesday, their ambitions are about to be put to the test.

While there are plenty of Democrats who have voiced support for legislation to speed up permitting for wind and solar energy projects, they have expressed skepticism with the Republicans’ proposals for how to get there."

Emma Dumain reports for E&E News February 27, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 02/28/2023