42 U.S. Code § 5901 - Congressional statement of findings

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The Congress hereby finds that—
(a) The Nation is suffering from a shortage of environmentally acceptable forms of energy.
(b) Compounding this energy shortage is our past and present failure to formulate a comprehensive and aggressive research and development program designed to make available to American consumers our large domestic energy reserves including fossil fuels, nuclear fuels, geothermal resources, solar energy, and other forms of energy. This failure is partially because the unconventional energy technologies have not been judged to be economically competitive with traditional energy technologies.
(c) The urgency of the Nation’s energy challenge will require commitments similar to those undertaken in the Manhattan and Apollo projects; it will require that the Nation undertake a research, development, and demonstration program in nonnuclear energy technologies with a total Federal investment which may reach or exceed $20,000,000,000 over the next decade.
(d) In undertaking such program, full advantage must be taken of the existing technical and managerial expertise in the various energy fields within Federal agencies and particularly in the private sector.
(e) The Nation’s future energy needs can be met if a national commitment is made now to dedicate the necessary financial resources, to enlist our scientific and technological capabilities, and to accord the proper priority to developing new nonnuclear energy options to serve national needs, conserve vital resources, and protect the environment.

Source

(Pub. L. 93–577, § 2,Dec. 31, 1974, 88 Stat. 1879.)
Short Title

Pub. L. 93–577, § 1(a), as added Pub. L. 109–58, title X, § 1009(b)(1),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 934, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974’.”
Definitions

Pub. L. 93–577, § 1(b), as added Pub. L. 109–58, title X, § 1009(b)(1),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 934, provided that: “In this Act [enacting this chapter]:
“(1) The term ‘Department’ means the Department of Energy.
“(2) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Energy.”

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