SENATE IS BACK TO BUSINESS, BNEF SUMMIT IN THE WEEK AHEAD

 

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The Senate is back in action after a weeklong spring recess, with several agency budget and oversight hearings in the works. The House returns the week of April 11. The Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Future of Energy Summit takes place in New York Monday and Tuesday with energy leaders from around the globe.

Here’s what’s in store this week:

NRC: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday and will likely grill the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s four commissioners on the agency’s fiscal 2017 budget request at 10 a.m. in 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing Thursday called the Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable at 10 a.m. in 406 Dirksen.

USGS: The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing Thursday of the U.S. Geological Survey at 10 a.m. in 366 Dirksen.

Other energy events this week:

BNEF SUMMIT: The Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Future of Energy Summit Monday and Tuesday in New York features global leaders including Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as executives from Statoil ASA, NRG Energy, Exelon Corp., Google Inc., and more to discuss the confluence of energy markets, industry, finance and policy.

CSIS ON CHINA: The Center for Strategic and International Studies is holding an event Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. to present the group’s “World Energy China Outlook 2016” – an annual report on the Chinese perspective on world energy trends.

NATURAL GAS: The Hudson Institute is holding a daylong conference, America’s Future Natural Gas Economy, on Wednesday headlined by George Allen, former governor and U.S. Senator from Virginia, as well as energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, founder of Mesa Petroleum.