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Latta Highlights Ohio’s Rural Electric Cooperatives, Internet of Things at Hearing

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) highlighted Ohio’s rural electric cooperatives and discussed the impact of the Internet of Things at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing this morning. The hearing, “Powering America: Technology’s Role in Empowering Consumers,” examined how technology and changing consumer preferences has transformed our nation’s way of delivering energy. Du... Read more »

Latta, McNerney Author Legislation to Modernize Electric Grid

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA), co-chairs of the Grid Innovation Caucus, have introduced legislation, H.R. 3290, to modernize the nation’s aging electric grid and improve reliability, security, and resiliency. The legislation directs the Secretary of Energy to develop and implement voluntary model pathways that would seek to update the grid. These blueprints wou... Read more »

House Approves Legislation to Provide More Time and Flexibility to Implement Ozone Requirements

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today, H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, to provide more time and flexibility to meet federal ozone requirements and streamline the implementation process. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of the legislation. He was an original co-sponsor of the legislation when it was introduced in February. The bill upda... Read more »

Latta, McNerney Introduce Grid Modernization Resolution

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In an effort to encourage forwarding-thinking initiatives that will ensure America’s future includes an affordable and secure electric system, Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) have introduced a resolution, H.Res. 334, stating that the sense and commitment of the United States House of Representatives is to advance the modernization of the United States’ energy delivery infras... Read more »

Latta Authors Bill to Protect Consumers and Strengthen ENERGY STAR Program

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Energy Star Program Integrity Act, to strengthen the popular ENERGY STAR program and protect consumers. The legislation fixes a gap in federal law that threatens the voluntary participation of manufacturers in the program, which ultimately harms consumers seeking energy-efficient products. ENERGY STAR is a volunt... Read more »

Latta Introduces Energy Resolution Outlining Priorities

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced a resolution outlining priorities for a comprehensive plan to reform national energy policy. Latta, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, laid out eight points of emphasis to promote American energy security and develop abundant resources for the United States. “Energy policy has broad implications that range from t... Read more »

Latta, McNerney Launch Grid Innovation Caucus

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This morning, Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) relaunched the bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus for the 115th Congress. The caucus will seek to discuss policy related to innovative Smart Grid technology that can reduce outages and improve the security and reliability of our nation’s electric grid. “Cutting-edge Smart Grid technology will mean more reliable, efficient, and sec... Read more »

Ozone Bill Reintroduced in 115th Congress

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U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) were joined today by Representatives Pete Olson (R-Texas), Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio) in reintroducing the Ozone Standards Implementation Act in the 115th Congress. This legislation, which was introduced in both the House and Senate, would update how the Environmental Protection Agency (E... Read more »

Latta Questions Witnesses on Cybersecurity Threats to Grid Infrastructure

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) questioned witnesses about cyber threats to electric grid infrastructure at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning. The Energy Subcommittee hearing, entitled “The Electricity Sector’s Efforts to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats,” featured expert testimony on potential cybersecurity threats and what industry is doing to protect sen... Read more »

Latta, McNerney Legislation Boosting New Nuclear Technology Passes House

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Bob Latta (R-OH) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) to provide regulatory certainty for the development of advanced nuclear energy technologies. H.R. 590, The Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act, requires collaboration between the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a regulatory framework and licensing... Read more »

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