S.1020 - CREST Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: S.1020 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in Senate (03/28/2007)
Creating Renewable Energy through Science and Technology Act, or the CREST Act - Amends the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 to instruct the Director of the National Science Foundation to establish the Council on Renewable Energy (CORE) to: (1) advise Congress on renewable energy development, strategy, research, and marketability; and (2) facilitate collaboration among federal agencies regarding the execution of national renewable energy objectives.
Requires the CORE to: (1) promote renewable energy research and development in the areas of wind, wave, solar, geothermal, and biofuels production, particularly cellulosic; (2) consult with renewable energy experts regarding renewable energy policies and make policy recommendations to federal agencies; and (3) identify and recommend public and private research institutions to carry out renewable energy research.