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Upton Applauds Department of Energy Grant for Western Michigan University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded a $2 million Department of Energy grant awarded to Western Michigan University (WMU) to investigate five types of infrastructure-based sensors to improve energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles. That includes technology that could be embedded in a roadway, sensors that could offload data through a cellular network, and system...

Upton Issues Statement on Signing of Bipartisan Methane Resolution

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he attended the White House signing ceremony of a bipartisan resolution – which he supported – to reverse regulations loosening methane emission standards. “Climate change is real – period – and methane is a major contributor to rising temperatures worldwide. That’s why prominent American energ...

Upton Praises U.S. Department of Commerce Grant to Help Southwest Michigan Prepare for Closure of Palisades Nuclear Facility

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement today after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $969,261 grant to Southwestern Michigan Commission, Benton Harbor, Michigan to develop an economic strategy ahead of the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station ...

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, Upton highlights legislation to secure an adequate and reliable supply of critical energy resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today is highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act to emphasize the importance of securing an adequate and reliable domestic supply of critical energy resources, including critical minerals, that are essential to the energy security of the United States. From our energy grid to our batteries, technologies made from criti...

Upton named Republican leader on House Energy Subcommittee

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U.S. Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers named Upton as the House Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader: “As the Republican leader on the Energy Subcommittee for the 117th Congress, I will prioritize an energy policy that spurs job creation - including in Michigan’s auto and manufacturing industries - supports th...

Upton, Dingell Ask Questions Surrounding Edenville Dam Breach

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), along with leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked questions about safety concerns and non-compliance of the Edenville Dam before it breached and caused catastrophic damage throughout downstream communities. Dingell and Upton wrote to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which...

Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on saving energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “Saving Energy: Legislation to Improve Energy Efficiency and Storage.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding today’s legislative hearing to examine six energy bills focused on energy efficiency and grid...

Upton: Department of Energy awards Western Michigan University with nearly $9.6 million grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the announcement that the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded a nearly $9.6 million grant to Western Michigan University for a project titled, “Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique.” In November 2019, Upton penned a letter to the Department of Energ...

Upton’s opening remarks at a joint subcommittee hearing on the impact of wildfires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today delivered the following opening remarks at a joint Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and Climate Change hearing on “Out of Control: The Impact of Wildfires on our Power Sector and the Environment.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding today’s hearing to examine ...

Upton’s Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Markup of Energy Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a markup to consider a number of energy bills: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Today’s markup will cover nine bills. Several of these create new government spending programs within the Department of Energy, while others would reauthorize and expand programs that Congress ha...

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