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Titles (3)

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United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act

Short Titles as Introduced

United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act

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A bill to authorize funding for eligible joint ventures between United States and Israeli businesses and academic persons, to establish the International Energy Advisory Board, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
09/17/2007Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Bingaman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 110-176.
03/12/2007Introduced in Senate

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
09/17/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 374.
Action By: Senate
09/17/2007Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Bingaman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 110-176.
07/25/2007Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/22/2007Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 110-112.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy
03/12/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate
03/12/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3001-3002)
Action By: Senate

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/12/2007 Referred to
07/25/2007 Markup by
09/17/2007 Reported by S. Rept. 110-176
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy05/22/2007 Hearings by

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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.