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S.1419: Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 1 Independent, 1 Republican)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2014 - Title I: Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies - (Sec. 101) Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to redefine "marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy" to include all forms of energy (currently just electrical energy) from: (1) waves, tides, and currents in oceans, estuaries, and tidal areas; (2) free flowing water in rivers, lakes, and streams; (3) free flowing water in man-made channels; and (4) differentials in ocean temperature (ocean thermal energy conversion).

(Sec. 102) Requires Department of Energy (DOE) to consult with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in carrying out the program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application to accelerate the introduction of marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy production. Requires DOE to prioritize fostering accelerated research, development, and commercialization of technology.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 634.
Dec. 10, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-294.
Nov. 13, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-284.
Aug. 1, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6213-6214)