To promote marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy research and development, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2011''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy research and development program. Sec. 3. Test facilities. Sec. 4. National Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Centers. Sec. 5. Marine-based energy device verification program. Sec. 6. Adaptive management and environmental grant program. Sec. 7. Administration. Sec. 8. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 9. National Renewable Energy Deployment Program.
SEC. 2. MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
Section 633(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17212(a)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (13), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a semicolon; (2) in paragraph (14), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(15)(A) apply advanced systems engineering and system integration methods to identify critical interfaces and develop open standards for marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy; ``(B) transfer the resulting environmental data to industry stakeholders as public information through published interface definitions, standards, and demonstration projects; and ``(C) develop incentives for industry to comply...