Text: H.R.2088 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/04/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2088


To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 4, 2019

Mr. Stanton (for himself and Mr. Veasey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.

(a) Purpose.—Section 542(b)(1) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17152(b)(1)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking “; and” and inserting a semicolon;

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the semicolon and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(C) diversifies energy supplies, including by facilitating and promoting the use of alternative fuels;”.

(b) Use of funds.—Section 544(9) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17154(9)) is amended to read as follows:

“(9) deployment of energy distribution technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency or expand access to alternative fuels, including—

“(A) distributed resources;

“(B) district heating and cooling systems; and

“(C) infrastructure for delivering alternative fuels;”.

(c) Competitive grants.—Section 546(c)(2) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17156(c)(2)) is amended by inserting “, including projects to expand the use of alternative fuels” before the period at the end.

(d) Funding.—Section 548(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17158(a)) is amended to read as follows:

“(a) Authorization of appropriations.—

“(1) GRANTS.—There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the provision of grants under the program $3,500,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025.

“(2) ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.—There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for administrative expenses of the program $35,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025.”.

(e) Technical amendments.—Section 543 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17153) is amended—

(1) in subsection (c), by striking “subsection (a)(2)” and inserting “subsection (a)(3)”; and

(2) in subsection (d), by striking “subsection (a)(3)” and inserting “subsection (a)(4)”.


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