Rep. Fulcher and Rep. Simpson Introduce Bill to Support Nuclear Energy Innovation
Announced as Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette visits the Idaho Nuclear Laboratory Today
Washington, June 18, 2020
“The Idaho National Laboratory has been developing promising advancements with hybrid energy systems and the application of hydrogen production,” commented Rep. Russ Fulcher. “Clean energy innovations like these at the INL, and throughout the country, must be encouraged and given the regulatory freedom to prosper. I am proud to have worked with my Idaho colleagues to continue our state’s reputation of leading the way in nuclear innovations, and it is wonderful to have Secretary Brouillette make a stop here in Idaho to support our efforts.”
“I have long supported integrated energy systems in my capacity as former Chairman and current Ranking Member of the House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. “I thank Congressman Fulcher for introducing this legislation to keep the focus on this important work, which will continue to promote collaboration and innovation in our energy technologies and production. As we know, our own Idaho National Laboratory has been a leader in developing integrated energy systems projects, and I look forward to seeing the impacts of those projects that will reinforce our nation’s energy security.”
Specifically, the Integrated Energy Systems Act of 2020 seeks to:
This bill will also ensure that the Department of Energy is not duplicating research efforts throughout the energy industry and that our tax dollars are used effectively to increase energy deployments throughout the United States and Idaho.
The bill can be read in full here.