Text: H.R.4096 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4096


To authorize the Secretary of Energy to establish a prize competition for the research, development, or commercialization of technology that would reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, including by capturing or sequestering carbon dioxide or reducing the emission of carbon dioxide.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 23, 2017

Ms. Meng (for herself, Mr. Raskin, and Ms. Velázquez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Energy to establish a prize competition for the research, development, or commercialization of technology that would reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, including by capturing or sequestering carbon dioxide or reducing the emission of carbon dioxide.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short Title.

This Act may be cited as the “Carbon Capture Prize Act”.

SEC. 2. Establishment of Prize Competition.

(a) Prize Competition.—The Secretary of Energy, individually or in cooperation with the heads of other Federal agencies, shall carry out a program pursuant to section 24 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719) to award prizes competitively to incentivize the research, development, or commercialization of technology that reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, including by capturing or sequestering carbon dioxide or reducing the emission of carbon dioxide.

(b) Prize Amount.—In carrying out the program established under subsection (a), the Secretary may award not more than $5,000,000, in the aggregate, to the winner or winners of the prize competition.

(c) Definition of Federal Agency.—In this section, the term “Federal agency” has the meaning given the term under section 24(a)(3) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719 (a)(3)).