​​​​​NRECA CEO Jim Matheson testified March 23, 2022, at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing focused on American energy security and investments in clean energy technologies. ​​

In his testimony, Matheson said lawmakers should focus on three key points as they consider the nation's energy future:

  • A resilient and reliable electric grid that affordably keeps the lights on is the cornerstone of American energy security and the national economy.

  • The ongoing energy transition must recognize the need for time and technology and must also be inclusive of all energy sources to maintain reliability and affordability.

  • The bipartisan infrastructure bill made important investments to suppo​rt an energy transition, but additional actions on tax credits, permit streamlining, and coordination on electrification will be required to meet future energy needs.

Read the full testimony (PDF).