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House Considers $380 Million in Federal Solar, Wind Research

May 15, 2019, 3:26 PM

A House Science subcommittee is drafting legislation that would authorize $378.8 million for Energy Department research into solar and wind power technology in order to bolster low-carbon electricity that would help address climate change.

“Despite the advances to solar and wind technologies, continued innovation in these technologies is needed to advance their growth at a significant scale,” the Energy Subcommittee chairman, Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), said at a May 15 hearing.

The panel is drafting two bills. The first would direct the Energy Department to prioritize developing solar technologies that improve solar power plant capacity, efficiency, reliability, security,...

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