H.R.5585 - Energy Independence Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 10/26/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Science; Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||11/08/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.|
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Summary: H.R.5585 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Energy Independence Act of 2000 - Directs the Secretary of Energy to: (1) develop and transmit to Congress a strategic plan to ensure that the United States is energy self-sufficient by the year 2010; and (2) develop a program for the acquisition of certain commercially available fuel cell power plants and power generated therefrom for use at federally owned or operated facilities.
Introduced in House (10/26/2000)
Directs the President, in coordination with designated Secretaries, to establish: (1) a demonstration program for fuel cell proton exchange membrane technology for commercial, residential, and transportation applications (including buses) within the Secretaries' respective areas; and (2) a comprehensive proton exchange membrane fuel cell bus demonstration program to address hydrogen production, storage, and use in transit bus applications.
Mandates that each Federal agency that maintains a motor vehicle fleet develop a plan for fleet transition to vehicles powered by fuel cell technology.
Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a fuel cell technology grant program for State or local government to meet their energy requirements, including such technology as a motor vehicle power source.