Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush, and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo recently sent letters to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to request an update on efforts to improve energy efficiency in data centers across the county. Recent reports suggest that many data centers are consuming vast amounts of energy, wasting up to 90 percent of the electricity they pull off the grid.