Summary: H.R.3607 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3607. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/02/2019)

Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2019

This bill expands Department of Energy (DOE) research, development, and demonstration programs for fossil energy. Specifically, the bill authorizes DOE programs regarding

  • carbon capture technologies for power plants, including technologies for coal and natural gas;
  • carbon storage, including to develop and maintain mapping tools and resources that assess the capacity of geologic storage formations in the United States;
  • carbon utilization, including to assess and monitor potential changes in life cycle carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions;
  • advanced energy systems to reduce emissions from and improve the efficiency of fossil fuel power generation;
  • developing and assessing methods to separate and recover rare earth elements from coal and byproduct streams;
  • identifying the environmental, health, and safety impacts of methane hydrate development;
  • carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere;
  • methane leak detection and mitigation; and
  • identifying and evaluating novel uses for light hydrocarbons produced during oil and shale gas production.