H.R.2170 - To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program to provide covered institutions loans for conversion to use of biomass for energy generation.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] (Introduced 04/29/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||06/22/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research.|
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Summary: H.R.2170 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/29/2009)
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) establish a program to provide zero-interest loans to covered institutions (i.e., an institution of higher education, an elementary or secondary school, or a hospital) for capital costs for converting to the use of biomass for energy generation; and (2) ensure that an institution receiving such a loan will use woody biomass for not less than 75% of the energy generation resulting from such conversion.
Establishes in the Treasury a revolving fund for such program. Requires the Secretary to: (1) deposit amounts received as payment on loans provided under such program into such revolving fund; and (2) make available $100 million of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to such revolving fund.