Inside AI Policy

June 15, 2024

House Republicans cite growing demand from AI data centers as energy debate evolves

By Mariam Baksh / June 5, 2024

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are drawing attention to the energy it takes to power artificial intelligence applications in calling for changes to the permitting process for building new infrastructure and exploring how the associated costs can be shouldered by the tech companies behind them.

Democrats and Republicans have long disagreed about issues such as how and when to integrate more renewable sources of energy into the power supply amid the impact of fossil fuels on climate...

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