Week ahead: Feds to unveil annual energy outlook

Week ahead: Feds to unveil annual energy outlook
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The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is due to roll out its important annual report on the state of energy in the United States and where it is headed.

The federal agency's Annual Energy Outlook gives a decades-long look into the future, with projections for energy supply, prices and other factors in different scenarios.

The rollout Tuesday at an event at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is one of the first major public events for Linda Capuano, the EIA administrator, who was sworn into her job in early January.

Meanwhile, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be busy moving forward on issues including public lands, energy infrastructure and reorganizing the Department of Energy (DOE).

The House Natural Resources Committee federal lands subpanel will hold a Tuesday hearing on three bills, including one to create a national monument to honor civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeHUD official quits amid Interior Department watchdog controversy Overnight Energy: Outdoor retailer Patagonia makes first Senate endorsements | EPA withdraws Obama uranium milling rule | NASA chief sees 'no reason' to dismiss UN climate report Interior Department sued over withholding details on trophy permits, endangered species MORE asked Trump to use his executive authority to create such a monument last year.

The Education and the Workforce Committee in the House is planning a hearing, also on Tuesday, examining the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is slated to continue its Energy Department "modernization" efforts with a Tuesday hearing focusing on nuclear infrastructure.

The same day, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will discuss the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a United Nations agency.

The GOP has long accused the agency of using unsound science in its reviews of pesticides, particularly its 2016 finding that glyphosate is likely a carcinogen. That conclusion conflicted with other experts' findings.

On the other side of Capitol Hill, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the impact of federal environmental regulations on farming and ranching communities.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday is planning to discuss energy infrastructure at a hearing.

And on Wednesday, that committee's subpanel on public lands, forests and mining is gathering for a hearing on 15 bills in its jurisdiction.


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