Category Archives: Energy

H.R.4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4675 amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide for a low-dose radiation basic research program. ‘In general.—Subtitle G of title IX of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16311 et seq.) is amended […]

H.R.4378 – Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4378 – Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4378 directs the Secretary of Energy to carry out the construction of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source. ‘In general.—The Secretary of Energy shall provide for a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, which shall operate as […]

H.R.4377 – Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4377 – Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 4377 would authorize the appropriation of funds to support construction of and upgrades to research equipment and facilities administered by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Secretary of Energy shall provide for the […]

H.R.4376 – Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4376 – Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4376 directs the Secretary of Energy to upgrade and construction of research equipment and facilities administered by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science. ‘The Secretary of Energy shall provide for the upgrade to […]

H.R.2371 – Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.2371 – Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act Brief – HR 2371 directs the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for its customers. The pilot project requires the WAPA to publicly display on its website information dating back to FY2008 […]

H.R.219 – Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.219 – Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act Brief – H.R. 219 directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a survey of a 26-acre parcel of land within the boundary of the Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project in Alaska. The bill requires the federal government to convey […]

H.R.2880 – Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.2880 – Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act Brief – HR 2880 amends the Federal Power Act to promote closed-loop pumped storage hydropower. The term ‘closed-loop pumped storage project’ means a project in which the upper and lower reservoirs do not impound or directly withdraw water from navigable […]

H.R.2872 – Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-powered Dams Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.2872 – Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-powered Dams Act Brief – HR 2872 promotes hydropower development at existing non-powered dams. Such qualifying facilities may receive an exemption in whole or in part from the requirements including license requirements. The exemption may be granted if necessary to protect […]

H.R.1733 – To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.1733 – To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil Brief – Under HR 1733 the Department of Energy is directed to update 2005 reporting on the energy and environmental benefits […]

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 […]