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Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroducedMay 21st, 2009
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Responsible Use of Coal Act of 2009
A bill to ensure the energy independence and economic viability of the United States by promoting the responsible use of coal through accelerated carbon capture and storage and through advanced clean coal technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment programs, and for other purposes.
Responsible Use of Coal Act of 2009 - Requires the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory to carry out a research, development, and demonstration program to advance carbon capture and storage and coal power generation technologies. Requires such program to include a large-scale commercial demonstration program to evaluate the most promising carbon capture and storage technologies and research and development programs for carbon capture technologies, carbon dioxide storage, and advanced clean coal power generation technologies.