• On June 25, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced S. 1218, a bill to establish the State Energy Race to the Top Initiative. The bill would create a $200 million fund to promote state and local energy productivity projects as part of the national goal to double productivity by 2030.
  • The same day, Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2478, the Section 526 Repeal Act. The bill would repeal Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which prohibits the federal government from purchasing fuel with greater lifecycle GHG associated with production and combustion than traditional petroleum.
  • The same day, Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2493, the Open Fuel Standard Act. The bill would require that 30 percent of new automobiles in 2016 use nonpetroleum fuels instead of or in addition to petroleum fuels.
  • The same day, Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL) introduced H.R. 2495, the American Super Computing Leadership Act. The measure would improve the Department of Energy high-end computing research and development program.
  • The same day, Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2502, the Renewable Energy Parity Act of 2013. The bill would change the language for the Section 48 Investment Tax Credit to mirror the language for the Section 45 Production Tax Credit; projects would need to begin construction before January 2017 rather than be placed in service by that date.
  • On June 26, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced S. 1225, the Solar Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Act. The bill specifies that a solar energy project need not be located on the property with respect to which it is generating electricity in order to qualify for the residential energy efficient property tax credit.
  • The same day, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced S. 1230, the Alternative Fueled Vehicles Competitiveness and Energy Security Act of 2013. The bill would expand the Department of Energy 1703 loan guarantee program to include fueling infrastructure projects; would expand the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan guarantee program to include medium and heavy, buses, rail vehicles, and trucks; and would require the agency to study alternative transportation fuels.
  • The same day, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S. 1233, the Federal Lands Freedom Act. The bill would allow states to develop energy resources on federal lands after establishing permitting and regulatory processes.
  • The same day, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S. 1234, a bill clarifying that states have the sole authority to regulate fracking on federal lands within the boundary of a state.
  • The same day, Representative Black (R-TN) introduced H.R. 2511, the Federal Lands Freedom Act. The measure would allow states to develop energy resources on federal lands after establishing permitting and regulatory processes.
  • On June 27, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013. The bill establishes a nuclear waste administration, creates a consent-based siting process for nuclear waste facilities, links storage facilities and a repository, creates a Nuclear Waste Fund at Treasury, and addresses issues related to defense wastes.
  • The same day, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced S. 1245, the FY14 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.
  • The same day, Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced S. 1261, a bill to promote energy efficiency through information and computing technologies.
  • The same day, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 1264, the Clean Vehicle Corridors Act. The bill would establish clean vehicle corridors along interstate highways to promote CNG, LNG, plug-in electric, advanced biofuels, and other clean fuels in the transportation sector.
  • The same day, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced S. 1267, the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013. The bill would provide renewable chemicals and biobased products a production tax credit that is capped and limited to new, innovative biobased technologies.
  • The same day, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced H.R. 2539, the Prioritizing Energy Efficient Renewables Act. The bill would make the production tax credit for wind, geothermal, and hydropower permanent and is paid for by repealing oil and gas tax provisions.
  • The same day, Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2564, a bill to extend the additional duty on ethanol.