The Energy Standing Committee of the United States Conference of Mayors focuses on bringing energy efficiency to America’s cities and energy independence to the United States. Below is a sample of a few of its ongoing priorities:

Increasing energy efficiency and conservation
Restructuring gas and electric utilities
Supporting smart grid initiatives
National Climate Change Legislation
National Renewable Portfolio Standards
Promoting energy independence

On Task, On Time, On Budget: How Mayors Build, Maintain, and Renew America’s Infrastructure

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Senators McCain and Flake Introduce Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R) on April 25 introduced S.930, the Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act, to require the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a website containing detailed information about customer rates and agency expenditures. The bill would also require WAPA to produce an annual summary of rate and [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:27:50+00:00 April 26, 2017|Energy, Updates|

Testimony of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage on “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization”

Testimony of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage for The U.S. Conference of Mayors Before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization” INTRODUCTION My name is Chris Bollwage, I am the Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ and have served as Mayor since 1993. I’m a Trustee for The U.S. Conference of Mayors and I have [...]

By | 2017-04-04T10:31:19+00:00 April 3, 2017|Energy, Environment, Testimony|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00 March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Serves as Founding Member of The Global Parliament of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of mayors including USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran joined more than 60 mayors representing cities from across the [...]