DOE deputy David Turk to testify on spending, research

By Nico Portuondo | 06/25/2024 06:33 AM EDT

Turk will also likely defend administration actions on gas exports and renewable energy during a hearing this week.

David Turk.

Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk on Capitol Hill last year. He will appear before the Science, Space and Technology Committee this week. Mariam Zuhaib/AP

Energy Deputy Secretary David Turk will appear before House lawmakers Wednesday to sell the agency’s budget and policy blueprint, just a day before Republicans release their own spending plan for fiscal 2025.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has made several congressional appearances in recent months to champion the department’s request.

This week the House Science, Space and Technology Committee wants to drill down on issues within the panel’s jurisdiction, with Turk in the witness hot seat.


He will defend the White House’s ask of $10.6 billion for a variety of climate and clean energy research, development, demonstration and deployment programs.