H.R. 3165 (111th): Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009

Jul 09, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House)
Paul Tonko
Representative for New York's 21st congressional district
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Sep 10, 2009
6 pages
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Last Action: Aug 01, 2011


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 9, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jul 09, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 09, 2009
Reported by Committee Jul 29, 2009
Passed House Sep 09, 2009
Full Title

To provide for a program of wind energy research, development, and demonstration, and for other purposes.


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14 cosponsors (13D, 1R) (show)

House Science, Space, and Technology


Senate Energy and Natural Resources


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9/9/2009--Passed House amended.
Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research and development program to: (1) improve the energy efficiency, reliability, and capacity of wind turbines; (2) optimize the design and adaptability of wind energy systems to the broadest practical range of atmospheric conditions; and (3) reduce the cost of construction, generation, and maintenance of such systems.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a wind energy demonstration program to measure wind energy system performance under the full productive range of wind conditions in the United States.
Requires awards under such programs to be made on a competitive basis with an emphasis on technical merit.
Requires the Secretary, in carrying out this Act, to: (1) coordinate with the Office of Minority Economic Impact and with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization; and (2) provide special consideration to applications submitted by institutions, businesses, or entities containing majority representation of women, minorities, or persons with disabilities in science and engineering.
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