Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) reintroduced the Smart Electronics Bill requiring DoE and EPA to craft something like the Energy Star program for electronic devices, and the NANO Act advancing the recommendations of a blue ribbon task force on nanotechnology Rep. Honda commissioned earlier.
Rep. Inslee (D-WA), Rep. Bartlett (R-MD), Rep. Tonko (D-NY), Rep. Berkley (D-NV), Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Israel (D-NY), Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Quigley (D-IL), and Rep. Sutton D-OH) introduced to the Ways and Means Committee H.R. 2750 amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the investment tax credit for combined heat and power system property.
Sen. Crapo (D-DE) and Sen. Risch (R-ID) introduced to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee S. 1470 promoting timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes.
Sen. Wyden (D-OR) introduced to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee S. 1491 amending the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to expand the electric rate-setting authority of States.
Sen. Baucus and Sen. Tester (R-MT) introduced to the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee S. 1502 calling for improved pipeline safety.
Sen. Brown (R-MA) introduced to the Environment and Public Works Committee S. 1503 aimed at decreasing the deficit by realigning, consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other civilian real property.