S. 1491: A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to improve United States-Israel energy cooperation, and for other purposes.

Sep 10, 2013
Reported by Committee
28% chance of being enacted
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Mary Landrieu
Senior Senator from Louisiana
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The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on December 19, 2013.

Introduced Sep 10, 2013
Referred to Committee Sep 10, 2013
Reported by Committee Dec 19, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

28% chance of being enacted.

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12/19/2013--Reported to Senate amended.
Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, with respect to United States-Israel energy cooperation, to authorize the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to make grants to eligible applicants, including projects involving joint ventures of the U.S. and Israeli governments, to promote:
(1) natural gas energy, including natural gas projects conducted by or in conjunction with the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation;
(2) improvement of energy efficiency and the overall performance of water technologies through research and development in water desalination, wastewater treatment and reclamation, and other water treatment refiners; and
(3) conventional and unconventional oil and gas technologies.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements supporting and enhancing dialogue and planning involving international partnerships between DOE, including its National Laboratories, and the government of Israel and its ministries, offices, and institutions. Limits the federal share of costs under such agreements to 50%.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish a joint United States-Israel Center based in an area of the United States with the experience, knowledge, and expertise in offshore energy development to further collaboration to develop more robust academic cooperation in energy innovation technology and engineering, water science, technology transfer, and analysis of geopolitical implications of new natural resource development and associated areas.
Extends the grant program through FY2024.

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