House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources holds hearing on energy innovation and jobs

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The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on June 12 to discuss how technology and innovation help spur job creation in the energy sector.

Witnesses at the hearing, “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Innovation,” testified to the benefits of technological development, including cleaner and more efficient energy resources, as well as growth that leads to job creation in the private and public sector. The committee also examined how advancements from other fields, such as space exploration, have helped contribute jobs to the energy sector in oil drilling and carbon capture.

The subcommittee, tasked with oversight of energy production and mining on federal lands, has hosted a series of hearings on the subjects related to job growth. Chairman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) has called for less regulation in the energy industry, believing that deregulation will increase investment in domestic projects, including offshore drilling, and will generate revenue for federal and state governments.

Sources: E&E News, House Committee on Natural Resources

Updated 7/7/14