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[121 STAT. 1725]
[121 STAT. 1725]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007

121 STAT. 1725

TITLE IX—INTERNATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAMS SEC. 901. DEFINITIONS.

42 USC 17321.

In this title: (1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term ‘‘appropriate congressional committees’’ means— (A) the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives; and (B) the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate. (2) CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY TECHNOLOGY.—The term ‘‘clean and efficient energy technology’’ means an energy supply or end-use technology that, compared to a similar technology already in widespread commercial use in a recipient country, will— (A) reduce emissions of greenhouse gases; or (B)(i) increase efficiency of energy production; or (ii) decrease intensity of energy usage. (3) GREENHOUSE GAS.—The term ‘‘greenhouse gas’’ means— (A) carbon dioxide; (B) methane; (C) nitrous oxide; (D) hydrofluorocarbons; (E) perfluorocarbons; or (F) sulfur hexafluoride.

Subtitle A—Assistance to Promote Clean and Efficient Energy Technologies in Foreign Countries SEC. 911. UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

42 USC 17331.

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(a) ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED.—The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall support policies and programs in developing countries that promote clean and efficient energy technologies— (1) to produce the necessary market conditions for the private sector delivery of energy and environmental management services; (2) to create an environment that is conducive to accepting clean and efficient energy technologies that support the overall purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including— (A) improving policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks; (B) increasing institutional abilities to provide energy and environmental management services; and (C) increasing public awareness and participation in the decision-making of delivering energy and environmental management services; and

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