Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Commerce to: (1) establish a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund,... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund to assist United States businesses with exporting clean energy technology products and services.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING AND EXPORT ASSISTANCE FUND.

(a) Definitions.--For purposes of this section-- (1) the term ``clean energy technology'' means a technology related to the production, use, transmission, storage, control, or conservation of energy that will contribute to a stabilization of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations through reduction, avoidance, or sequestration of energy- related emissions and-- (A) reduce the need for additional energy supplies by using existing energy supplies with greater efficiency or by transmitting, distributing, or transporting energy with greater effectiveness through the infrastructure of the United States; or (B) diversify the sources of energy supply of the United States to strengthen energy security and to increase supplies with a favorable balance of environmental effects if the entire technology system is considered; and (2) the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Commerce. (b) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund, to be administered through the International Trade Administration. The Secretary shall administer the Fund to promote policies that will reduce production costs and encourage innovation, investment, and productivity in the clean energy...

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I oppose H.R. 400: Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2013 If they are on the up and up, what the hell do they need more money for? Your business either works or it's a failure.

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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 400 ("To provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund") because...What part of the "free market" is confusing for folks in politics? If it isn't in A1, S8 then the federal government has no place doing it.

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JLFM
NV-2
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 400 ("To provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund") because it is the place of the free market to decide what is a viable commercial venture. Government has no place encouraging private industry. Please allow the marketplace to determine the necessity of its own outgrowth. Thank you, Mark Lambdin

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MWLambdin
PA-8
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 400 ("To provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund") because we can not afford to continue to prop up business with money taken from hard working Americans. We need to go back to less regulation, less hand outs to business.

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sexy-penguin
WA-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 400 ("To provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund") because... If this is so good then businesses should be able to provide for it without taxpayers funds through grants, tax incentives or any other method of taxpayer assistance.

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MarkDist11
FL-11
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Commerce to: (1) establish a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund, to be administered through the International Trade Administration, to ensure that U.S. clean energy technology firms have the information and assistance they need to be competitive and to create clean energy technology sector jobs; and (2) administer the Fund to promote policies that will reduce production costs and encourage innovation, investment, and productivity in the clean energy technology sector, and implement a national clean energy technology export strategy. Defines "clean energy technology" to mean a technology related to the production, use, transmission, storage, control, or conservation of energy that will contribute to a stabilization of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations through reduction, avoidance, or sequestration of energy-related emissions and that will: (1) reduce the need for additional energy supplies by using existing supplies with greater efficiency or by transmitting, distributing, or transporting energy with greater effectiveness through U.S. infrastructure; or (2) diversify the sources of the energy supply to strengthen energy security and to increase supplies with a favorable balance of environmental effects if the entire technology system is considered. Directs the Secretary, consistent with the National Export Initiative, to provide information, tools, and other assistance to U.S. businesses to promote clean energy technology manufacturing and facilitate the export of clean energy technology products and services. Requires such assistance to include: (1) developing critical analysis of policies to reduce production costs and promote innovation, investment, and productivity in the clean energy technology sector; (2) helping educate companies about how to tailor their activities to specific markets with respect to their product slate, financing, marketing, assembly, and logistics; and (3) helping U.S. companies learn about the export process and export opportunities in foreign markets, navigate foreign markets, and provide input regarding clean energy technology manufacturing and trade policy developments and trade promotion. Requires the Secretary to report on how funds will be used to: (1) focus on small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, (2) encourage the creation and maintenance of the greatest number of clean energy technology jobs in the United States, and (3) encourage the domestic production of clean energy technology products and services. Requires the Secretary to report t on whether the assistance program should be continued and an assessment of the extent to which it has been successful in: (1) developing critical analysis of policies to reduce production costs and promote innovation, investment, and productivity in the clean energy technology sector; (2) assisting businesses with exporting clean energy technology products and services; (3) creating jobs directly related to the clean energy technology sector; and (4) helping companies provide input regarding clean energy technology manufacturing and trade policy developments and trade promotion.

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