Summary: H.R.3285 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/02/1991)

National Energy Efficient Lighting Education Act of 1991 - Directs the Secretary of Energy (the Secretary), within 12 months after enactment of this Act, to make grants to nonprofit institutions and universities (or a consortium of such entities) to establish one regional energy efficient lighting education and demonstration center (centers) in each of the ten regions served by a Department of Energy regional support office.

Sets forth such centers' responsibilities, including functions relating to training of lighting professionals, information dissemination, and assistance for lighting engineering and technical programs and curricula. Sets forth requirements for grant applications, selection criteria, and matching funds.

Directs the Secretary to establish a task force to: (1) oversee research and training carried out by grant recipients; (2) disseminate such research results; (3) review such programs; and (4) make recommendations for possible future programs.

Directs the Secretary to report annually to the Congress on the activities of such centers.

Authorizes appropriations for grants for such centers.

Authorizes the Secretary to make matching grants to States to encourage State energy offices to supplement the activities of such centers in providing educational workshops to train local building owners, developers, and facility energy and financial managers regarding energy efficient lighting options. Requires such workshops to be conducted in cooperation with the center for the region in which the State is located and with technical assistance and educational material from such center. Gives preference for such grants to States in which a center has not been established. Sets limits on the amount of such a grant to any State. Directs the Secretary to report annually to the Congress on such educational workshops supported by State energy offices. Authorizes appropriations for such grants to States.