(a)The Congress finds that improvement in electric utility rate design has great potential for reducing the cost of electric utility services to consumers and current and projected shortages of capital, and for encouraging energy conservation and better use of existing electrical generating facilities.
(b)It is the purpose of this subchapter to require the Secretary to develop proposals for improvement of electric utility rate design and transmit such proposals to Congress; to fund electric utility rate demonstration projects; to intervene or participate, upon request, in the proceedings of utility regulatory commissions; and to provide financial assistance to State offices of consumer services to facilitate presentation of consumer interests before such commissions.
Section 301 of title III of Pub. L. 94–385provided that: “This title [enacting subchapter II of this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Energy Conservation Standards for New Buildings Act of 1976’.”
Section 401 of title IV of Pub. L. 94–385provided that: “This title [enacting subchapter III of this chapter, section
6327 of this title, and section
1701z–8 of Title
12, Banks and Banking, and amending sections
6326 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976’.”
Transfer of Functions
“Secretary”, meaning Secretary of Energy, substituted for “Federal Energy Administration” in subsec. (b) pursuant to sections 301(a), 703, and 707 ofPub. L. 95–91, which are classified to sections
7297 of this title and which terminated Federal Energy Administration and transferred its functions (with certain exceptions) to Secretary of Energy.
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