Category Archives: Energy

H.R.3043 – Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3043 – Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 Brief – It is the sense of Congress that hydropower is a renewable resource for purposes of all Federal programs and is an essential source of energy in the United States; and  the United States should increase substantially the capacity […]

S.190 – Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 S.190 – Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act Brief – ‘The purpose of S. 190 is to provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of non-application of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance […]

H.R.2316 – Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2316 – Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 2316 would repeal provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 related to the development of privately-owned oil and gas resources located under federal land (known as split estates) in the Allegheny National Forest.” –cbo […]

H.R.3050 – Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.3050 – Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans, and for other purposes.” To that end […]

H.R.2910 – Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.2910 – Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act Brief – H.R. 2910 would specify timeframes and procedures for FERC and other affected agencies to follow in conducting environmental reviews related to natural gas pipelines. “Under the Natural Gas Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

H.R.2883 – Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.2883 – Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act Brief – The bill aims ‘To establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity’ […]

H.R.2786 – To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.2786 – To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility. Brief – Under the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues licenses for projects within its jurisdiction, and exemptions for projects […]

HR 2810 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 HR 2810 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Brief – (All data; CBO) “H.R. 2810 would authorize appropriations totaling an estimated $689 billion for the military functions of the Department of Defense (DoD), for certain activities of the Department of Energy (DOE), and for other purposes. […]

H.R.1967 – Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1967 – Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act Brief –     H.R. 1967 authorizes pumped storage at Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) facilities in order to clear up regulatory confusion and stimulate non-federal pumped storage hydropower development in the seventeen western states.     The arid western United […]