Summary: S.838 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (09/17/2007)

United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act - (Sec. 3) Instructs the Secretary of Energy, in implementing the "Agreement between the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of Israel Concerning Energy Cooperation," to establish a grant program to support research, development, and commercialization of renewable energy or energy efficiency.

Authorizes grants to promote: (1) solar energy; (2) biomass energy; (3) energy efficiency; (4) wind energy; (5) geothermal energy; (6) wave and tidal energy; and (7) advanced battery technology.

Makes eligible for a grant projects that address improved energy efficiency or renewable energy sources, or joint ventures between either: (1) a for-profit business entity, academic institution, National Laboratory, or nonprofit entity in the United States, and one in Israel; or (3) the federal government and the government of Israel.

Directs the Secretary to establish an advisory board to: (1) monitor the grants award process; and (2) provide periodic performance reviews.

Authorizes the Secretary to accept and use funds contributed by any person, government entity, or organization to implement this Act.

Requires a grant recipient, upon project completion, to report to the Secretary: (1) the method by which the recipient used the grant funds; and (2) an evaluation of the success of each project.

Declares that grants shall be awarded only for projects considered to be unclassified by both the United States and Israel.

(Sec. 4) Sunsets the grant program and the advisory committee seven years after enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 5) Requires the Secretary to use specified funds authorized for appropriation under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to implement this Act.