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[121 STAT. 1731]
[121 STAT. 1731]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007

121 STAT. 1731

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(A) the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation; and (B) the United States-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation; (4) those programs have made possible many scientific, technological, and commercial breakthroughs in the fields of life sciences, medicine, bioengineering, agriculture, biotechnology, communications, and others; (5) on February 1, 1996, the Secretary of Energy (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Secretary’’) and the Israeli Minister of Energy and Infrastructure signed an agreement to establish a framework for collaboration between the United States and Israel in energy research and development activities; (6) Israeli scientists and engineers are at the forefront of research and development in the field of renewable energy sources; and (7) enhanced cooperation between the United States and Israel for the purpose of research and development of renewable energy sources would be in the national interests of both countries. (b) GRANT PROGRAM.— (1) ESTABLISHMENT.—In implementing the agreement entitled the ‘‘Agreement between the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of Israel Concerning Energy Cooperation’’, dated February 1, 1996, the Secretary shall establish a grant program in accordance with the requirements of sections 988 and 989 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16352, 16353) to support research, development, and commercialization of renewable energy or energy efficiency. (2) TYPES OF ENERGY.—In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary may make grants to promote— (A) solar energy; (B) biomass energy; (C) energy efficiency; (D) wind energy; (E) geothermal energy; (F) wave and tidal energy; and (G) advanced battery technology. (3) ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.—An applicant shall be eligible to receive a grant under this subsection if the project of the applicant— (A) addresses a requirement in the area of improved energy efficiency or renewable energy sources, as determined by the Secretary; and (B) is a joint venture between— (i)(I) a for-profit business entity, academic institution, National Laboratory (as defined in section 2 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15801)), or nonprofit entity in the United States; and (II) a for-profit business entity, academic institution, or nonprofit entity in Israel; or (ii)(I) the Federal Government; and (II) the Government of Israel. (4) APPLICATIONS.—To be eligible to receive a grant under this subsection, an applicant shall submit to the Secretary an application for the grant in accordance with procedures

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