Summary: H.R.5796 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5796. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/02/1979)

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Research and Development Act - Directs the Secretary of Energy to prepare a comprehensive plan and program of research, development, and demonstration of ocean thermal energy conversion systems. Directs the Secretary to prepare a comprehensive technology application plan designed to realize the goal of producing 10,000 megawatts of electrical capacity or energy product equivalent from ocean thermal energy conversion systems by the year 1999.

Sets forth criteria for the selection of programs and the establishment of priorities concerning ocean thermal energy conversion systems.

Establishes an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Advisory Committee to study and advise the Secretary on the implementation and conduct of the programs established under this Act and on other matters concerning ocean thermal energy conversion.

Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report on the activities undertaken pursuant to this Act.

Authorizes appropriations for plant and capital equipment for specified ocean thermal energy conversion demonstration plants.