REP LIEU RENEWABLE ENERGY AMENDMENT PASSES HOUSE
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed a comprehensive clean energy bill that included Rep. Lieu's provision creating a renewable energy system in all U.S. territories. The provision will empower local communities to develop and use renewable energy sources. The amendment, introduced with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), is modeled after Rep. Lieu's Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act and creates a grant program for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart grids and micro grids projects as well as training local residents. The grants will be awarded to non-profit organizations and the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories may provide technical assistance.