Source: T&D World | December 24, 2020
AEIA to modernize domestic energy laws to ensure the United States remains a global energy leader.
After a full year of hearings, business meetings, and bipartisan negotiations, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin, (D-West Virginia), released the text of their energy innovation package. The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) is a compilation of more than 50 energy-related measures considered and individually reported by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR) last year.
The AEIA will modernize domestic energy laws to ensure the United States remains a global energy leader while also strengthening national security, increasing the country’s international competitiveness, and investing in clean energy technologies.
The AEIA contains measures sponsored by more than 60 senators. Its key provisions focus on energy efficiency; renewable energy; energy storage; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; advanced nuclear; industrial and vehicle technologies; the Department of Energy (DOE); mineral security, cyber and grid security and modernization; and workforce development.