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In the 116th Congress (2019–2020) of the United States of America, as of Nov. 22, 2019  

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H.R.1743 – Advancing Grid Storage Act of 2019 – introduced by Mark Takano D-CA and referred to committee March 13, 2019 – 3 cosponsors

S.1288 – Clean Energy for America Act – introduced by Ron Wyden D-OR and referred to committee May 2, 2019 – 25 cosponsors
– tax incentives for increased investment in clean energy, including production and investment credits

S.1359 – Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019 – introduced by Tina Smith D-MN and referred to committee May 8, 2019 – 5 cosponsors
H.R.2597 – Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019 – introduced by Ben Ray Lujan D-NM and referred to committee May 8, 2019 – 8 cosponsors
– establish market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation

S.1498 – Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act – introduced by Elizabeth Warren D-MA and referred to committee May 8, 2019 – 2 cosponsors
H.R.2759 – Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act – introduced May 15, 2019, by Veronica Escobar D-TX and referred to committee May 16, 2019 – 5 cosponsors
– require Department of Defense to achieve aggregate net zero energy by non-operational sources

S.1528 – A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of Green Bonds and to establish the United States Green Bank, and for other purposes. – introduced by Christopher Murphy D-CT and referred to committee May 16, 2019 – 6 cosponsors
H.R.3423 – National Green Bank Act of 2019 – introduced by James Himes D-CT and referred to committee June 21, 2019 – 17 cosponsors
– establish a U.S. Green Bank to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects at the state and local level

S.1593 – Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019 – introduced by Tina Smith D-MN and referred to committee May 8, 2019; hearing in Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy July 9, 2019 – 9 cosponsors
H.R.2909 – Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019 – introduced by Sean Casten D-IL and referred to committee May 22, 2019 – 22 cosponsors
– require Department of Energy to establish research programs for energy storage

H.R.4887 – Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act – introduced by Thomas Carper D-DE and referred to committee June 26, 2019 – 12 cosponsors
S.1988 – Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act – introduced by Bill Pascrell D-NJ and referred to committee Oct. 28, 2019 – 2 cosponsors
– extend 30% energy tax credit for offshore wind facilities that begin construction by January 1, 2027, or until United States has increased its offshore wind capacity by at least 3,000 megawatts over that on January 1, 2020, whichever is later

S.1974 – Renewable Electricity Standard Act – introduced by Tom Udall D-NM and referred to committee June 26, 2019 – 6 cosponsors
– establish a renewable electricity standard

H.R.3609 – Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019 – introduced by Paul Tonko D-NY and referred to committee July 2, 2019; forwarded by Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy to full committee July 10, 2019; reported for amendment by Committee on Science, Space, and Technology July 24, 2019 – 13 cosponsors
S.2660 – Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019 – introduced by Tina Smith D-MN and referred to committee Oct. 22, 2019, hearing in Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Nov. 6, 2019 – 1 cosponsor
– require Department of Energy to research, develop, and evaluate wind energy technologies and systems

H.R.3794 – Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019 – introduced by Paul Gozar R-AZ and referred to committee July 17, 2019; reported for amendment by Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Nov. 20, 2019 – 41 cosponsors
S.2666 – Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019 – introduced by Martha McSally R-AZ and referred to committee Oct. 22 2019; hearing in Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Nov. 7, 2019 – 10 cosponsors
– promote the development of renewable energy on public land

S.2447 – American Energy Opportunity Act of 2019 – introduced by Martin Heinrich D-NM and referred to committee Sept. 9, 2019 – 1 cosponsor
– require Secretary of Energy to establish Distributed Energy Opportunity Board to streamline local permitting of distributed renewable energy, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging systems

Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act of 2019 – proposed by Mike Thompson D-CA Nov. 19, 2019
– extend production and investment tax credits and electric vehicle tax credit
– ‘A powerful committee in the US Congress [the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures] has proposed extensions to the US’s key support mechanism for wind for a further five years, potentially providing some breathing space for an overstretched supply chain. But its course to becoming law will be a difficult path to navigate.’ —Windpower Monthly

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