HR 2950 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2950

To reduce our Nation's dependency on foreign oil by investing in clean, renewable, and alternative energy resources, promoting new emerging energy technologies, developing greater efficiency, and creating a Strategic Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve to invest in alternative energy, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2007

Mrs. WILSON of New Mexico introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science and Technology, Education and Labor, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Small Business, Judiciary, Armed Services, Select Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To reduce our Nation's dependency on foreign oil by investing in clean, renewable, and alternative energy resources, promoting new emerging energy technologies, developing greater efficiency, and creating a Strategic Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve to invest in alternative energy, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--BIOFUELS FOR ENERGY SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION

Subtitle A--Renewable Fuel Standard

Subtitle B--Renewable Fuels Infrastructure

Subtitle C--Studies

Subtitle D--Environmental Safeguards

TITLE II--ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROMOTION

Subtitle A--Promoting Advanced Lighting Technologies

Subtitle B--Expediting New Energy Efficiency Standards

Subtitle C--Promoting High Efficiency Vehicles, Advanced Batteries, and Energy Storage

Subtitle D--Setting Energy Efficiency Goals

Subtitle E--Promoting Federal Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Subtitle F--Assisting State and Local Governments in Energy Efficiency

Subtitle G--Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Promotion

TITLE III--CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION

TITLE IV--COST-EFFECTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Subtitle A--Public Buildings Cost Reduction

Subtitle B--Installation of Photovoltaic System at Department of Energy Headquarters Building

Subtitle C--High-Performance Green Buildings

Part I--Office of High-Performance Green Buildings

Part II--Healthy High-Performance Schools

Part III--Strengthening Federal Leadership

Part IV--Demonstration Project

TITLE V--CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS

TITLE VI--PRICE GOUGING

TITLE VII--ENERGY DIPLOMACY AND SECURITY

TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

TITLE IX--RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD

SEC. 2. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAW.

TITLE I--BIOFUELS FOR ENERGY SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 102. DEFINITIONS.

(aa) applicable land management plans; and

(bb) the requirements for old-growth maintenance, restoration, and management direction of paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of subsection (e) and the requirements for large-tree retention of subsection (f) of section 102 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6512); or

Subtitle A--Renewable Fuel Standard

SEC. 111. RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

Applicable volume of renewable fuel

Calendar year:

(in billions of gallons):

2008

8.5

2009

10.5

2010

12.0

2011

12.6

2012

13.2

2013

13.8

2014

14.4

2015

15.0

2016

18.0

2017

21.0

2018

24.0

2019

27.0

2020

30.0

2021

33.0

2022

36.0.

Applicable volume of advanced biofuels

Calendar year:

(in billions of gallons):

2016

3.0

2017

6.0

2018

9.0

2019

12.0

2020

15.0

2021

18.0

2022

21.0.

SEC. 112. PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE FUEL USING RENEWABLE ENERGY.

SEC. 113. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO THE USE OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES TO GENERATE ENERGY.

Subtitle B--Renewable Fuels Infrastructure

SEC. 121. INFRASTRUCTURE PILOT PROGRAM FOR RENEWABLE FUELS.

SEC. 122. BIOENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 123. BIORESEARCH CENTERS FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY PROGRAM.

SEC. 124. LOAN GUARANTEES FOR RENEWABLE FUEL FACILITIES.

SEC. 125. GRANTS FOR RENEWABLE FUEL PRODUCTION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN CERTAIN STATES.

SEC. 126. GRANTS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TRANSPORTATION OF BIOMASS TO LOCAL BIOREFINERIES.

SEC. 127. BIOREFINERY INFORMATION CENTER.

SEC. 128. ALTERNATIVE FUEL DATABASE AND MATERIALS.

SEC. 129. FUEL TANK CAP LABELING REQUIREMENT.

SEC. 130. BIODIESEL.

SEC. 131. TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR FARMERS WHO PLANT DEDICATED ENERGY CROPS FOR A LOCAL CELLULOSIC REFINERY.

SEC. 132. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SUPPORT OF LOW-CARBON FUELS.

Subtitle C--Studies

SEC. 141. STUDY OF ADVANCED BIOFUELS TECHNOLOGIES.

SEC. 142. STUDY OF INCREASED CONSUMPTION OF ETHANOL-BLENDED GASOLINE WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF ETHANOL.

SEC. 143. PIPELINE FEASIBILITY STUDY.

SEC. 144. STUDY OF OPTIMIZATION OF FLEXIBLE FUELED VEHICLES TO USE E-85 FUEL.

SEC. 145. STUDY OF CREDITS FOR USE OF RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

SEC. 146. STUDY OF ENGINE DURABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF BIODIESEL.

SEC. 147. STUDY OF INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE FUELS.

SEC. 148. STUDY OF STREAMLINED LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR THE EVALUATION OF RENEWABLE CARBON CONTENT OF BIOFUELS.

SEC. 149. STUDY OF EFFECTS OF ETHANOL-BLENDED GASOLINE ON OFF-ROAD VEHICLES.

SEC. 150. STUDY OF OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCES.

Subtitle D--Environmental Safeguards

SEC. 161. GRANTS FOR PRODUCTION OF ADVANCED BIOFUELS.

SEC. 162. STUDIES OF EFFECTS OF RENEWABLE FUEL USE.

SEC. 163. INTEGRATED CONSIDERATION OF WATER QUALITY IN DETERMINATIONS ON FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES.

SEC. 164. ANTI-BACKSLIDING.

TITLE II--ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROMOTION

SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 202. DEFINITION OF SECRETARY.

Subtitle A--Promoting Advanced Lighting Technologies

SEC. 211. ACCELERATED PROCUREMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING.

SEC. 212. INCANDESCENT REFLECTOR LAMP EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

`FLUORESCENT LAMPS
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4-foot medium bi-pin >35 W  69 75.0 36 
                            45 75.0 36 
2-foot U-shaped      >35 W  69 68.0 36 
                            45 64.0 36 
8-foot slimline       65 W  69 80.0 18 
                            45 80.0 18 
8-foot high output   >100 W 69 80.0 18 
                            45 80.0 18 
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`INCANDESCENT REFLECTOR LAMPS
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 40-50  10.5 36 
 51-66  11.0 36 
 67-85  12.5 36 
 86-115 14.0 36 
116-155 14.5 36 
156-205 15.0 36 
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SEC. 213. BRIGHT TOMORROW LIGHTING PRIZES.

SEC. 214. SENSE OF SENATE CONCERNING EFFICIENT LIGHTING STANDARDS.

SEC. 215. RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSTRUCTION GRANTS.

Subtitle B--Expediting New Energy Efficiency Standards

SEC. 221. DEFINITION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARD.

SEC. 222. REGIONAL EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR HEATING AND COOLING PRODUCTS.

SEC. 223. FURNACE FAN RULEMAKING.

SEC. 224. EXPEDITED RULEMAKINGS.

SEC. 225. PERIODIC REVIEWS.

SEC. 226. ENERGY EFFICIENCY LABELING FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS.

SEC. 227. RESIDENTIAL BOILER EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

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Gas Hot Water       82% No Constant Burning Pilot,Automatic Means for Adjusting Water Temperature 
Gas Steam           80% No Constant Burning Pilot                                                 
Oil Hot Water       84% Automatic Means for Adjusting Temperature                                 
Oil Steam           82% None                                                                      
Electric Hot Water None Automatic Means for Adjusting Temperature                                 
Electric Steam     None None                                                                      
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SEC. 228. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

SEC. 229. ELECTRIC MOTOR EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

SEC. 230. ENERGY STANDARDS FOR HOME APPLIANCES.

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Up to 35.00          1.35 
35.01-45.00          1.50 
45.01-54.00          1.60 
54.01-75.00          1.70 
Greater than 75.00 2.5.'. 
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SEC. 231. IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR APPLIANCES AND BUILDINGS IN COLD CLIMATES.

SEC. 232. DEPLOYMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY CONSUMER PRODUCTS.

SEC. 233. INDUSTRIAL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM.

Subtitle C--Promoting High Efficiency Vehicles, Advanced Batteries, and Energy Storage

SEC. 241. LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 242. LOAN GUARANTEES FOR FUEL-EFFICIENT AUTOMOBILE PARTS MANUFACTURERS.

SEC. 243. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES MANUFACTURING INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 244. ENERGY STORAGE COMPETITIVENESS.

SEC. 245. ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.

SEC. 246. INCLUSION OF ELECTRIC DRIVE IN ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 1992.

SEC. 247. COMMERCIAL INSULATION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

Subtitle D--Setting Energy Efficiency Goals

SEC. 251. OIL SAVINGS PLAN AND REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 252. NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT GOALS.

SEC. 253. NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN.

SEC. 254. MODERNIZATION OF ELECTRICITY GRID SYSTEM.

SEC. 255. SMART GRID SYSTEM REPORT.

SEC. 256. SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION.

SEC. 257. SMART GRID INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORK.

SEC. 258. STATE CONSIDERATION OF SMART GRID.

SEC. 259. SUPPORT FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

SEC. 260. ENERGY POLICY COMMISSION.

Subtitle E--Promoting Federal Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

SEC. 261. FEDERAL FLEET CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS.

`SEC. 400FF. FEDERAL FLEET CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 262. FEDERAL REQUIREMENT TO PURCHASE ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY.

SEC. 263. ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS.

SEC. 264. ENERGY MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS.

`Fiscal year

Percentage reduction

2006

--2

2007

--4

2008

--9

2009

--12

2010

--15

2011

--18

2012

--21

2013

--24

2014

--27

2015

--30.'.

SEC. 265. COMBINED HEAT AND POWER AND DISTRICT ENERGY INSTALLATIONS AT FEDERAL SITES.

SEC. 266. FEDERAL BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.

`Fiscal year

Percentage reduction

2007

--50

2010

--60

2015

--70

2020

--80

2025

--90

2030

--100;

SEC. 267. APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE TO PUBLIC AND ASSISTED HOUSING.

SEC. 268. ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS INITIATIVE.

SEC. 269. CLEAN ENERGY CORRIDORS.

SEC. 270. FEDERAL STANDBY POWER STANDARD.

SEC. 270A. STANDARD RELATING TO SOLAR HOT WATER HEATERS.

SEC. 270B. RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP.

SEC. 270C. EXPRESS LOANS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

`(aa) means any organic material that is available on a renewable or recurring basis, including--

`(AA) agricultural crops;

`(BB) trees grown for energy production;

`(CC) wood waste and wood residues;

`(DD) plants (including aquatic plants and grasses);

`(EE) residues;

`(FF) fibers;

`(GG) animal wastes and other waste materials; and

`(HH) fats, oils, and greases (including recycled fats, oils, and greases); and

`(bb) does not include--

`(AA) paper that is commonly recycled; or

`(BB) unsegregated solid waste;

`(aa) a wind, solar, biomass (including biodiesel), or geothermal source; or

`(bb) hydrogen derived from biomass or water using an energy source described in item (aa).

SEC. 270D. SMALL BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Subtitle F--Assisting State and Local Governments in Energy Efficiency

SEC. 271. WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS.

SEC. 272. STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS.

SEC. 273. UTILITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS.

SEC. 274. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 275. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BLOCK GRANT.

`SEC. 123. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BLOCK GRANT.

SEC. 276. ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND EFFICIENCY GRANTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

`SEC. 399A. ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND EFFICIENCY GRANTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

SEC. 277. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM.

`(aa) experience in implementing and operating worker skills training and education programs;

`(bb) the ability to identify and involve in training programs carried out under this grant, target populations of workers who are, or will be engaged in, activities related to energy efficiency and renewable energy industries; and

`(cc) the ability to help workers achieve economic self-sufficiency.

`(aa) consist of non-profit organizations that include equal participation from industry, including public or private nonprofit employers, and labor organizations, including joint labor-management training programs, and may include representatives from local governments, worker investment agency one-stop career centers, community based organizations, community colleges, other post-secondary institutions, small businesses, cooperatives, State and local veterans agencies, and veterans service organizations;

`(bb) demonstrate experience in implementing and operating worker skills training and education programs; and

`(cc) demonstrate the ability to identify and involve in training programs, target populations of workers who are, or will be engaged in, activities related to energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.

SEC. 278. ASSISTANCE TO STATES TO REDUCE SCHOOL BUS IDLING.

SEC. 279. DEFINITION OF STATE.

SEC. 280. COORDINATION OF PLANNED REFINERY OUTAGES.

SEC. 281. TECHNICAL CRITERIA FOR CLEAN COAL POWER INITIATIVE.

SEC. 282. ADMINISTRATION.

SEC. 283. OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Subtitle G--Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Promotion

SEC. 291. DEFINITION OF MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC RENEWABLE ENERGY.

SEC. 292. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 293. NATIONAL OCEAN ENERGY RESEARCH CENTERS.

TITLE III--CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION

SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 302. CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 303. CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE CAPACITY ASSESSMENT.

SEC. 304. CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE INITIATIVE.

SEC. 305. CAPITOL POWER PLANT CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 306. ASSESSMENT OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND METHANE AND NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS.

SEC. 307. ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM.

TITLE IV--COST-EFFECTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Subtitle A--Public Buildings Cost Reduction

SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 402. COST-EFFECTIVE AND GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 403. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DEMONSTRATION GRANT PROGRAM FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

SEC. 404. DEFINITIONS.

Subtitle B--Installation of Photovoltaic System at Department of Energy Headquarters Building

SEC. 411. INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING.

Subtitle C--High-Performance Green Buildings

SEC. 421. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 422. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

SEC. 423. DEFINITIONS.

PART I--OFFICE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS

SEC. 431. OVERSIGHT.

SEC. 432. OFFICE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS.

SEC. 433. GREEN BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

SEC. 434. PUBLIC OUTREACH.