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 support 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).