On June 3, Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT) introduced legislation (H.R. 2133) to increase domestic energy production, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and diversify the energy portfolio of the United States.
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced legislation (S. 1108, The 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011) June 6 to provide competitive grants to local governments to reduce the cost of issuing permits for solar installations and establish a goal of installing solar power in 10 million homes and businesses by 2020.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced legislation (S. 1149) June 7 to expand geothermal production.
Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation (S. 1160) June 8 to improve the administration of the Department of Energy.