Text of the Alternative Energy Advancement Act

This bill was introduced on June 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2008 (Introduced).

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2d Session

H. R. 6383


June 26, 2008

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To make available for research and development of alternative energy certain revenue received by the United States for all future oil and gas leases.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Alternative Energy Advancement Act.


Use of proceeds of oil and gas leasing of Federal lands and Federal submerged lands


Establishment of Trust Fund

There is established in the Treasury a separate account (in this Act referred to as the Trust Fund).



There shall be deposited into the Trust Fund all amounts received by the United States as bonus bids, rents, and royalties under leases for exploration, development, and production of oil and gas that are awarded after the date of the enactment of this Act for any area of Federal lands or of Federal submerged lands of the outer Continental Shelf—


that, on the date of the enactment of this Act, is withdrawn from such leasing; or


for which the expenditure of Federal funds for such leasing is prohibited.



Amounts in the Trust Fund shall be available to the Secretary of Energy for research and development of alternative energy.