Energy Legislation: Significant Differences in House and Senate Versions

1 January 2000

Energy Legislation: Significant Differences in House and Senate Versions
Issue Senate Version House version
ANWR drilling No provision for new drilling Approves new drilling
Energy conservation credits Provides credits for conservation No provisions
Price-Anderson renewal 10 year renewal No provision (separate legislation approved earlier extends
  Price-Anderson for 15 year but contains provisions opposed by  
  nuclear industry)  
Nuclear fuel cycle Leaves door open for recycling/ No provisions
  reprocessing; would make Yucca  
  Mountain a temporary storage  
  facility in the process; creates  
  Office of Spent Fuel Research  
  within DOE for spent fuel  
  treatment, recycling  
Electricity market reform Introduces new market reforms  
Energy tax incentives Includes $14 billion in incentives No provisions
Generation IV R&D Supported by both bills  
Fusion research    

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