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H.R. 5643 (109th): Energy Technology Transfer Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 20, 2006.

Energy Technology Transfer Act - Directs the Secretary of Energy to award competitive grants to Cooperative Extension services or offices, states, local governments, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit institutions with expertise in energy research to transfer knowledge about advanced energy technologies that increase efficient energy use to individuals, businesses, nonprofit entities, and public entities, including local governments and school districts.

Requires an eligible grant applicant already to: (1) operate an outreach program capable of transferring such knowledge; or (2) partner with an entity that has such an outreach program.

Authorizes the Secretary and the National Laboratories to provide grantees with technical assistance on advanced energy technologies and methods.