Rep. Brad Miller (NC) has introduced the Energy Critical Elements Renewal Act of 2011 (H.R. 952). The purpose of the bill is to increase the supply of materials that are needed for the production of new energy technologies, especially rare earth materials. Some of the major provisions of the bill are the creation of a Energy Critical Elements Program in the Department of Energy, at the authorization of loan guarantees to improve the production and processing of rare earth materials.
Rep. Sam Graves (MO) has introduced the Streamlining America’s Various Energy Needs Act (H.R. 945). The bill would create a task force of representatives of various agencies to expedite projects that would increase the production, transmission or conservation of energy.
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