S.689 - Energy Security Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/30/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/30/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.689 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/30/2011)
Energy Security Act of 2011 - Establishes in the Executive Office of the President the national energy security program to coordinate federal government activities and policies to ensure that the United States meets goals for reducing oil dependence, oil imports, and oil consumption as well as other energy policy goals.
Declares it is the goal of the United States to reduce oil consumption by 2030 by an amount equal to or greater than the quantity of oil imported from outside of North America.
Directs the President, in coordination with the National Energy Security Council (established by this Act) and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to develop a national oil independence plan, which shall be updated biennially.
Directs the President to review existing federal programs and authorities (including tax policies) to determine: (1) which of them could be used to accelerate reductions in oil dependence, and (2) the means to maximize such reductions.
Establishes in the Executive Office of the President the National Energy Security Council.