• On September 10, Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced S. 1491, the United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Enhancement Bill. The legislation expands joint grant programs between the two countries in an effort to strengthen energy cooperation.  
  • On September 12, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced S. 1501, a bill to establish a Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program in the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to promote energy efficiency and onsite renewable technologies in manufacturing and industrial facilities.  
  • The same day, Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Steve Stockman (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3084, the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013. The bill would create a tax credit for renewable chemical production.