More on Energy & Environment

Mar 1, 2013

Capps Questions Nuclear Regulatory Chairwoman MacFarlane about Diablo Canyon Relicensing, Need for Additional Study

Capps questioned Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) Chairwoman Allison MacFarlane about the importance of gathering and considering additional independent, peer-reviewed seismic data before moving forward with the re-licensing process for Diablo Canyon

Feb 27, 2013

Capps Introduces Legislative Package to Help States, Local Communities Address Climate Change Impacts

"As extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy become increasingly common, coastal states are being forced to tackle the daunting challenges of adapting to climate change realities like higher storm surges, sea level rise, and increased erosion," said Congresswoman Capps.

Feb 11, 2013

Capps Urges President Obama to Appoint Blue Ribbon Panel To Evaluate Climate Change Preparedness

“Recent extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy are a scary foreshadowing of what could happen with increased frequency if our local communities and infrastructure are not prepared for the impacts of climate change like increased flooding, droughts, and higher temperatures."

Dec 3, 2012

Capps Announces $1.6 million grant to UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency to Develop New Hybrid Battery

The grant program provides funding to breakthrough technologies that have the potential to develop into new industries and have a commercial impact.

Oct 30, 2012

Where's the Farm Bill?

Oct 12, 2012

Gas Prices

Oct 10, 2012

Capps Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate California’s Gasoline Price Spike

This sudden spike in gas prices is incredibly hard on on folks on the Central Coast. We’ve seen energy markets manipulated in the past by Enron and others and it’s important to make sure it isn’t happening again.

Sep 12, 2012

Capps Joins Members of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition to Urge Passage of Legislation to Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credits

The tax credit provides an income tax credit for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by a renewable energy source, including wind, and has been a key factor in the expansion of clean energy over the last decade.

Aug 22, 2012

Capps Highlights New Report Detailing Most Anti-Coastal House of Representatives in History

In the past two years the House of Representatives has voted 297 times to undermine our country's basic, long-standing environmental protections.