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S. 3711 (116th): A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of May 13, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3711

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 13, 2020

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

(a)

Purpose

Section 542(b)(1) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17152(b)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by inserting and after the semicolon; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

diversifies energy supplies, including by facilitating and promoting the use of alternative fuels;

.

(b)

Use of funds

Section 544 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17154) is amended by striking paragraph (9) and inserting the following:

(9)

deployment of energy distribution technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency or expand access to alternative fuels, including—

(A)

distributed resources;

(B)

district heating and cooling systems; and

(C)

infrastructure for delivering alternative fuels;

.

(c)

Competitive grants

Section 546(c)(2) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17156(c)(2)) is amended by inserting , including projects to expand the use of alternative fuels before the period at the end.

(d)

Funding

Section 548(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17158(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking $2,000,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012 and inserting $3,500,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2026; and

(2)

by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

(2)

Administrative costs

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for administrative expenses of the program $35,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2026.

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(e)

Technical amendments

Section 543 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17153) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c), by striking subsection (a)(2) and inserting subsection (a)(3); and

(2)

in subsection (d), by striking subsection (a)(3) and inserting subsection (a)(4).