Terry is taking a leadership role as a member
of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to
develop new ways to make the United States energy
independent. He believes our continuing—and
accelerated—dependence on foreign oil is
a danger to our nation’s future.
Prompt action in Congress is essential to solving
the energy crisis in this country.
Lee Terry played a major role in helping craft
the energy bill now pending in Congress -
the nation's first meaningful energy legislation
in more than decade. The bill will:
- Increase the use of stationary fuel cells,
micro-turbines, and other on-site energy generation.
- Authorize more funding for renewable energy
research and development, such as biopower energy
systems, biofuels and bio-based products.
- Boost the use of biomass, wind, solar, and
geothermal energies and increase funds for the
“Clean Cities” programs, to provide
grants to state and local governments to acquire
alternative fueled and fuel cell vehicle.
- Increase energy efficiency and conservation,
encouraging the use of Energy-Star-qualified
building materials, and heating and cooling
- Modernize the electric grid by bringing new
investment, mandating new reliability standards,
and streamlining transmission siting rules.