Markup on Solar Power Bills

Rep. Giffords in Phoenix on Monday touring ASU solar rooftop array.

The full House Committee on Science and Technology is scheduled to debate and vote on two important bills related to solar power sometime after 10 AM (ET) on Wednesday.

Energy & Water

The first is HR 3598, the Energy and Water Research Integration Act,introduced by Congressman Bart Gordon, (D-TN), chair of the committee.This bill instructs the DOE to create an Energy-Water ArchitectureCouncil to promote wise use of water in the production of electricity.The bill sets funding for the Council at $5 million a year from 2011 to2015.

Image: Rep.Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the Phoenix area on Monday touring an ASUsolar rooftop array. The full House Committee on Science and Technologywill consider her "Solar Roadmap" bill (HR 3585) on Wednesday morning.

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