Research, Education and Training Programs to Facilitate Adoption of Solar Energy Technologies

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:00:00 GMT

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Energy Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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A Path Toward the Broader Use of Biofuels

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 18:00:00 GMT

:: Witness Statements :: Robert Dinneen Thomas Foust John Berger Michael J. McAdams David Waskow

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Energy Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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The impact of rising gas prices on America's small businesses

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:30:00 GMT

  • Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee 428A Russell
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Full Committee Markup: Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:00:00 GMT

The House Natural Resources Committee will meet in an open markup session to mark up the following bill: H.R. 2337—Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007: To promote energy policy reforms and public accountability, alternative energy and efficiency, and carbon capture and climate change mitigation, and for other purposes.

Action: The Committee on Natural Resources met in open markup session on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, and Thursday, June 7, 2007, and took the following action: H.R. 2337: “Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007,”

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr.Rahall.SUB1 was considered as original text for the purposes of amendment by unanimous consent. The Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute was considered read and open to amendment at any point.

The following amendments were offered to the amendment in the nature of a substitute:

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Costa.017 was agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Costa.011 was agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Costa.019 was agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce #5 was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 yeas and 23 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. DeFazio was agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce 4A was agreed to by a roll call vote of 32 yeas and 10 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce 4B was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 20 yeas and 26 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce 4C was agreed to by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 15 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce 4D was agreed to by a roll call vote of 45 yeas and 0 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce 4E was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 18 yeas and 27 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Grijalva was agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Markey.048 was agreed to by a roll call vote of 43 yeas and 1 nay.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Bishop.014 was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 27 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Abercrombie.035 was agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Gilchrest.013 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Inslee.056 was agreed to by a roll call vote of 45 yeas and 0 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Inslee.058 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Inslee.059 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Inslee (adding a new title regarding a nonpayment period for renewable energy resources) was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Jindal.051 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Jindal.015 was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Jindal (In section 101, after subparagraph (i)(2), insert the following: “(3) FEE REVENUE…”) was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers .010 was agreed to by a roll call vote of 44 yeas and 0 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers.011 was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Markey (Adds Title V: Additional Provisions) was agreed to by a roll call vote of 26 yeas and 18 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Lamborn.015 was agreed to by a roll call vote of 23 yeas and 21 nays.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Heller #1 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Sali.010 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr.Pearce.041 was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Udall.056 was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Udall.057 was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Baca was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Inslee (regarding Ocean Energy Payments) was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Flake.063 was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Flake (Page 83, strike lines 16 through 23) was offered and withdrawn.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce.042 was passed by voice vote.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Bishop #2 was offered and withdrawn.

The Committee on Natural Resources will reconvene in open markup session on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 10:00am for further consideration of H.R. 2337.

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce #6 (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce (regarding Leasing Performance Standards) (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Sali.016 (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Sali.015 (roll call vote pending). Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Flake.065 (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Jindal.050 (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce #1 (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Cannon.015 (roll call vote pending).

Amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Gohmert.040 (roll call vote pending).

Markup of H.R. 31, H.R. 716, H.R. 1462, H.R. 1503, H.R. 1526 and H.R. 1725

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:00:00 GMT

The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power, led by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), will meet in an open markup session of the following bills: H.R. 31 (Issa): To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wildomar Service Area Recycled Water Distribution Facilities and Alberhill Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility Projects. (Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water Facilities Act of 2007) H.R. 716 (Woolsey): To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Santa Rosa Urban Water Reuse Plan. (Santa Rosa Urban Water Reuse Plan Act) H.R. 1462 (Udall): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program for Endangered Species in the Central and Lower Platte River Basin and to modify the Pathfinder Dam and Reservoir. (Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Pathfinder Modification Authorization Act) H.R. 1503 (Grijalva): To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Avra/Black Wash Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Project. (Avra/Black Wash Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Project) H.R. 1526 (Miller): To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program, and for other purposes. (Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Authorization Act of 2007) H.R. 1725 (Bono): To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Rancho California Water District Southern Riverside County Recycled/Non-Potable Distribution Facilities and Demineralization/Desalination Recycled Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility Project. (Rancho California Water District Recycled Water Reclamation Facility Act of 2007)

Action: The Subcommittee on Water and Power met in open markup session on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, and considered the following bills: H.R. 31 (Issa) To amend the Reclamation and Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wildomar Service Area Recycled Water Distribution Facilities and Alberhill Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility Projects, the “Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water Facilities Act of 2007.”

Forwarded to the Full Committee by unanimous consent.

H.R. 716 (Woolsey) To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate the Santa Rosa Urban Water Reuse Plan, the “Santa Rosa Water Reuse Plan Act.”

An amendment offered by Mrs. Napolitano was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Forwarded to the Full Committee by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1462 (Udall) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program for Endangered Species in the Central and Lower Platte River Basin and to modify the Pathfinder Dam and Reservoir, the “Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Pathfinder Modification Authorization Act.”

Forwarded to the Full Committee by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1503 (Grijalva) To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Avra/Black Wash Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Project, the “Avra/Back Wash Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Project.”

An amendment offered by Mr. Lamborn was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Forwarded to Full Committee by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1526 (Miller) To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program, and for other purposes, the “Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Authorization Act of 2007.”

An amendment offered by Mrs. Napolitano was agreed to by unanimous consent.

An amendment offered by Mrs. Napolitano was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Forwarded to Full Committee by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1725 (Bono) To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Rancho California Water District Southern Riverside County Recycling/Non-potable Distribution Facilities and Demineralization/Desalination Recycled Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility Project, the “Rancho California Water District Recycled Water Reclamation Facility Act of 2007.”

Forwarded to Full Committee by unanimous consent.

  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Water and Power Subcommittee 1324 Longworth
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Markup of Carbon-Neutral Government Act and Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:00:00 GMT

The Oversight Committee is holding a business meeting at 10:00 a.m. to consider several bills. The Carbon-Neutral Government Act (H.R. 2635), is designed to reduce the emissions of the federal government, currently the largest energy consumer in the United States.

Status Report on the NPOESS Weather Satellite Program

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:00:00 GMT

:: Witness Statements :: David Powner BGen Susan Mashiko Dr. John Marburger, III

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Energy Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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H. Con. Res. 147, H. Res. 186, H.R. 1834 and H.R. 2400

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 18:00:00 GMT

The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, led by Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H. Con. Res. 147 (Brown): Recognizing 200 years of research, service to the people of the United States, and stewardship of the marine environment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its predecessor agencies, and for other purposes. (Recognizing NOAA for 200 Years of Research, Service and Stewardship)

H. Res. 186 (Pallone): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Clean Beaches Week and recognizing the considerable value of American beaches and their role in American culture. (National Clean Beaches Week)
H.R. 1834 (Saxton): To authorize the national ocean exploration program and the national undersea research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (National Ocean Exploration Program Act and the National Undersea Research Program Act of 2007)
H.R. 2400 (Bordallo): To direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish an integrated federal ocean and coastal mapping plan for the Great Lakes and coastal state waters, the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone, and the Continental Shelf of the United States, and for other purposes. (Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act)

Witnesses: Panel 1 Craig McLean, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce Robert Ballard, Ph.D., President, Institute for Exploration, Mystic Aquarium Larry A. Mayer, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, NOAA-UNH Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire J. Frederick Grassle, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University Walter McLeod, President, Clean Beaches Council Bob Richards, P.E., Vice President, Alaska Division, FUGRO PELAGOS, INC.

  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee 1324 Longworth
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Energy efficiency, focusing on tax incentives for reducing consumption

Thu, 24 May 2007 18:00:00 GMT

  • Senate Finance Committee
    Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Subcommittee 215 Dirksen
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