Summary: H.R.5905 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/22/2018)

Department of Energy Science and Innovation Act of 2018

This bill authorizes various scientific research activities, programs, and initiatives in the Department of Energy (DOE).

The bill states that the mission of DOE's Office of Science shall be the delivery of scientific discoveries, capabilities, and major scientific tools to transform the understanding of nature and to advance energy, economic, and national security.

The bill provides statutory authority for the Office of Science's basic energy sciences program, construction and operation of user facilities, Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, and Science Laboratories Infrastructure Program.

DOE shall provide for specified upgrades to or construction of basic energy sciences research infrastructure.

DOE shall carry out a Solar Fuels Research Initiative and a Electricity Storage Research Initiative.

The Office of Science shall:

  • carry out specified research programs;
  • ensure the access of U.S. researchers to the most advanced accelerator facilities and research capabilities in the world, including the Large Hadron Collider; and
  • assess the potential of fusion energy projects supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.