The Secretary shall establish one or more advisory boards to review research, development, demonstration, and commercial application programs of the Department in energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy, and fossil energy.
The Secretary shall continue to use the scientific program advisory committees chartered under chapter 10 of title 5 by the Office of Science to oversee research and development programs under that Office.
Each advisory board under this section shall consist of persons with appropriate expertise representing a diverse range of interests.
Each advisory board under this section shall meet at least semiannually to review and advise on the progress made by the respective one or more research, development, demonstration, and commercial application programs.
The advisory board shall review the measurable cost and performance-based goals for the programs as established under section 16181 of this title, and the progress on meeting the goals.
The reviews and assessments shall be conducted every 5 years or more often as the Secretary considers necessary.
The Secretary shall submit to Congress reports describing the results of all the reviews and assessments.