H.R.1830 - Energy Independence Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.1830 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Energy Independence Act of 2001 - Directs the Secretary of Energy to: (1) develop and transmit to Congress a strategic plan to ensure that the United States is energy self-sufficient by the year 2011; and (2) develop a program for the acquisition of certain commercially available fuel cell power plants and power generated therefrom for use at federally owned or operated facilities.
Introduced in House (05/15/2001)
Directs the President, in coordination with designated Secretaries, to establish: (1) a demonstration program for fuel cell proton exchange membrane technology for commercial, residential, and transportation applications (including buses) within the Secretaries' respective areas of responsibility; and (2) a comprehensive proton exchange membrane fuel cell bus demonstration program to address hydrogen production, storage, and use in transit bus applications.
Requires each Federal agency that maintains a motor vehicle fleet to develop a plan for fleet transition to vehicles powered by fuel cell technology.
Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a fuel cell technology grant program for State or local government to meet their energy requirements, including such technology as a motor vehicle power source.