Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucuses

The House and Senate Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Caucuses are bipartisan groups originally formed in the late 1990s to increase awareness of renewable energy and energy efficiency (REEE) technologies in the United States. These caucuses do not lobby for specific legislation.

The House Renewable Energy Caucus was launched in February 1996 by Congressman Dan Schaefer (R-CO) and six other Members of Congress: Representatives Vern Ehlers (R-MI), Scott Klug (R-WI), David Minge (D-MN), Bill Richardson (D-NM), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), and Karen Thurman (D-FL).

The Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus was officially established in May 1998 by Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) and fellow founding members Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Tim Johnson (D-SD). Its mission statement is: "We strive to increase awareness of the various forms of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the United States. As a bipartisan group of Senators, representing all parts of the country, this Caucus does not take positions on any issues or legislation."

EESI was involved in the founding of both the House and Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REEE) Caucuses. In the mid 1990s, EESI approached Congressional offices that were interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency issues and discussed the formation of bipartisan caucuses to promote such issues in federal policymaking. While the caucuses do not lobby for specific legislation, they regularly and effectively disseminate information about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Such information helps inspire and muster support for clean energy legislation.

EESI regularly collaborates with both Caucuses as a way to distribute information about renewable energy and energy efficiency. In particular, EESI works with the Caucuses to co-sponsor briefings on key energy and environmental issues. The Caucuses' headline event is the Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum held every year in early summer and organized by the Sustainable Energy Coalition, of which EESI is a member.


House RE/EE Caucus
Membership as of April 5, 2013


Co-Chairs

  • Rep. David G. Reichert (R-WA)
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)


Alabama


Alaska

  • Don Young (R-AK)


American Samoa

  • Eni Faleomavaega (D-AS)


Arizona

  • Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
  • Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
  • Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)


Arkansas


California

  • Ken Calvert (R-CA)
  • Lois Capps (D-CA)
  • Jim Costa (D-CA)
  • Susan Davis (D-CA)
  • Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
  • Sam Farr (D-CA)
  • Michael Honda (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
  • Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  • Doris O. Matsui (D-CA)
  • Gary Miller (R-CA)
  • George Miller (D-CA)
  • Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
  • Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
  • Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
  • Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
  • Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Brad Sherman (D-CA)
  • Mike Thompson (D-CA)
  • Henry Waxman (D-CA)


Colorado

  • Diana DeGette (D-CO)
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)


Connecticut

  • Joe Courtney (D-CT)
  • Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
  • John Larson (D-CT)


Delaware


District of Columbia

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)


Florida

  • Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
  • Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
  • Bill Posey (R-FL)


Georgia


Guam


Hawaii


Idaho

  • Michael Simpson (R-ID)


Illinois

  • Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL)
  • Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
  • Bobby Rush (D-IL)
  • Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • John Shimkus (R-IL)


Indiana

  • Andre Carson (D-IN)


Iowa

  • David Loebsack (D-IA)


Kansas


Kentucky

  • John Yarmuth (D-KY)


Louisiana


Maine

  • Michael H. Michaud (D-ME)


Maryland

  • Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)*


Massachusetts

  • Michael Capuano (D-MA)
  • Jim McGovern (D-MA)
  • Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • Richard Neal (D-MA)
  • John Tierney (D-MA)


Michigan

  • Dave Camp (R-MI)
  • Sander M. Levin (D-MI)
  • Candice Miller (R-MI)
  • Fred Upton (R-MI)


Minnesota

  • Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
  • John Kline (R-MN)
  • Betty McCollum (D-MN)
  • Collin Peterson (D-MN)


Mississippi

  • Bennie Thompson (D-MS)


Missouri

  • William Lacy Clay (D-MO)
  • Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
  • Sam Graves (R-MO)


Montana


Nebraska

  • Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  • Adrian Smith (R-NE)
  • Lee Terry (R-NE)


Nevada


New Hampshire


New Jersey

  • Rush Holt (D-NJ)
  • Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
  • Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
  • Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
  • Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
  • Donald Payne (D-NJ)
  • Chris Smith (R-NJ)


New Mexico


New York

  • Timothy Bishop (D-NY)
  • Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  • Brian Higgins (D-NY)
  • Steve Israel (D-NY)
  • Nita Lowey (D-NY)
  • Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
  • Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
  • Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
  • José Serrano (D-NY)
  • Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
  • Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)


North Carolina

  • G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
  • Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
  • David Price (D-NC)


North Dakota


Northern Mariana Islands

  • Gregorio Sablan (D-MP)


Ohio

  • Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Timothy Ryan (D-OH)


Oklahoma


Oregon

  • Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
  • Greg Walden (R-OR)


Pennsylvania

  • Lou Barletta (R-PA)
  • Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
  • Mike Doyle (D-PA)
  • Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
  • Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
  • Tim Murphy (R-PA)
  • Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)


Puerto Rico


Rhode Island

  • James Langevin (D-RI)


South Carolina

  • Jim Clyburn (D-SC)
  • Joe Wilson (R-SC)


South Dakota


Tennessee

  • Jim Cooper (D-TN)


Texas

  • Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  • Gene Green (D-TX)
  • Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
  • Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  • Lamar Smith (R-TX)


Utah

  • Jim Matheson (D-UT)


Vermont

  • Peter Welch (D-VT)


Virgin Islands

  • Donna Christensen (D-VI)


Virginia

  • Randy Forbes (R-VA)
  • Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
  • Jim Moran (D-VA)
  • Bobby Scott (D-VA)
  • Robert Wittman (R-VA)
  • Frank R. Wolf (R-VA)


Washington

  • Doc Hastings (R-WA)
  • Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
  • Rick Larsen (D-WA)
  • Jim McDermott (D-WA)
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)**
  • David G. Reichert (R-WA)*
  • Adam Smith (D-WA)


West Virginia


Wisconsin

  • Ron Kind (D-WI)**
  • Mark Pocan (D-WI)


Wyoming



* Caucus Co-Chair
** Caucus Vice Chair

Senate RE/EE Caucus
Membership as of January 17, 2013


Co-Chairs

  • Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)
  • Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)


Alabama

  • Jeff Sessions (R-AL)


Alaska

  • Mark Begich (D-AK)


Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

  • Mark Udall (D-CO) *


Connecticut

Delaware

  • Christopher D. Coons (D-DE)


Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

  • Mazie Hirono (D-HI)


Idaho

  • Mike Crapo (R-ID) *


Illinois

  • Richard Durbin (D-IL)


Indiana

Iowa

  • Charles Grassley (R-IA)
  • Tom Harkin (D-IA)


Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

  • Mary Landrieu (D-LA)


Maine

  • Susan Collins (R-ME) **


Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Al Franken (D-MN)


Mississippi

  • Thad Cochran (R-MS)


Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

  • Charles Schumer (D-NY)


North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Sherrod Brown (D-OH)


Oklahoma

Oregon

  • Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • Ron Wyden (D-OR)


Pennsylvania

  • Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)


Rhode Island

  • Jack Reed (D-RI) **
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)


South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Tim Johnson (D-SD)


Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

  • Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
  • Patrick Leahy (D-VT)


Virginia

Washington

  • Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • Patty Murray (D-WA)


West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)


Wyoming



* Caucus Co-Chair
** Caucus Vice Chair