Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update.

would improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate federal agencies, to provide assistance to small and medium manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs.

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a hydrogen infrastructure finance and innovation pilot program. 

would amend the Energy Policy Act to establish a Hydrogen Technologies for Heavy Industry Grant Program. 

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to support hydrogen-fueled equipment at ports and conduct a study with the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Homeland Security on the feasibility and safety of using hydrogen-derived fuels, including ammonia, as a shipping fuel. 

would require the use of the voice and vote of the United States in international financial institutions to advance the cause of transitioning the global economy to a clean energy economy and to prohibit U.S. government assistance to countries or entities to support fossil fuel activity. 

would establish an international terrestrial carbon sequestration program and provide international technical assistance for carbon market development.

would express support for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to international cooperation combating climate change.

would require federal agencies to maintain plans for responding to, mitigating, and adapting to climate change.

would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a program to award grants to eligible entities to carry out projects with the potential to reduce or sequester greenhouse emissions that convert and valorize tree nut harvest byproducts into multiple higher value biocarbon products.

would make appropriations for the Department of Commerce, DOJ, science agencies, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.