Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act - S.1685 / H.R.3828

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the research, development, and demonstration of commercially viable technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power."
Primary sponsors: 
Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Coons (D-DE) / Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Requires the Department of Energy to support research, development, and demonstration of carbon capture technologies for power plants that use natural gas
  • Directs DOE to enter into cooperative agreements for piloting carbon capture technologies at three or more electricity generation facilities by October 2025
  • Recommends DOE provide up to $50 million per year from fiscal years 2020 to 2025 to carry out the program
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Bill introduced
07/18/2019
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved amended bill
07/16/2019
Bill introduced
05/23/2019
Status update: 

The House version of this bill has been added as an amendment to the Fossil Energy Research and Development Act (H.R.3607), which was approved by the House Science Committee on 07/24/2019.