Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) introduced legislation (S. 3563) September 19 to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act (H.R. 6437) September 19 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced companion legislation (S. 3275) June 7.
Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Ben Cardin (DMD) introduced legislation (S. 3591) September 20 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the deduction for new and existing energy-efficient commercial buildings.
The same day, Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced legislation (S. 3581) to make financing easier for companies that want to use an existing tax credit for storing CO2 captured from power plants.
Representatives Pete Olson (R-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Jim Matheson (D-UT), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced legislation (H.R. 6444) September 20 to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a system for a third party to validate Renewable Identification Numbers by January 2013.