Bloomberg Law
Dec. 21, 2020, 8:20 PM

Largest in Decade Energy Innovation Plan Gets Into Spending Bill

Kellie Lunney
Kellie Lunney

Lawmakers plan to beef up innovation, research, and efficiency programs across the energy sector for the first time in more than a decade with a broad energy bill that will move through Congress along with the $1.4 trillion year-end spending package.

The energy bill would authorize $35 billion in appropriations for clean energy research and development over the next 5 years, including calling for greater investment in electric vehicles. It would also advance nuclear fuel availability and research; renewable energy and storage; grid modernization; carbon management and removal—including direct air capture and storage; as well as critical minerals.

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