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Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve energy programs.

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03/29/2012Introduced in Senate

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03/29/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 03/29/2012
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 03/29/2012
Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND]* 03/29/2012
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 04/16/2012
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 04/18/2012

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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry03/29/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/29/2012)

Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the biobased markets program to: (1) extend program funding through FY2017, (2) increase the number of categories of biobased products designated and individual biobased products eligible for preferred purchasing, and (3) provide for a program of biobased product education and promotion activities.

Amends the Rural Energy for America Program to: (1) extend Program funding through FY2017; (2) make nonprofit organizations eligible for assistance; (3) provide loan guarantees and grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy system purchases, with a tiered loan and grant application process that reflects project size; and (4) permit the combined amount of a grant and a loan guarantee to cover all eligible activity costs.

Extends funding through FY2017 for: (1) biorefinery assistance, (2) the biodiesel fuel education program, (3) biomass research and development, (4) the Rural Energy Self-Sufficiency Initiative, (5) the biomass crop assistance program, (6) the forest biomass for energy program, and (7) the community wood energy program.