Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 at 4:07 pm in Uncategorized.
The congressional district of U.S. Rep Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is a major step closer to some big appropriation bucks for local energy and environment-related projects.
The funding is part of H.R. 2641, the 2008 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, which the House passed today by a vote of 312 to 112.
The House approved:
- $2.58 million for the San Mateo County Harbor District to complete the repair of the Pillar Point Harbor breakwater. The repair will ensure the integrity of the breakwater and forestall the need for more costly repairs in the future, according to Eshoo’s office.
- $1 million for fuel cell research and development by Nanosys Inc. of Palo Alto. The funding will be used to develop a prototype for a fuel cell membrane assembly to enhance fuel cell effectiveness and reliability in consumer electronics such as laptops.
- $750,000 for fuel cell research and development by Direct Carbon Technologies Inc. of Menlo Park. The funding will be used to develop a prototype fuel cell to significantly increase the efficiency at which electricity is generated from coal while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- $500,000 for the California Coastal Conservancy’s South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. The funding will continue Army Corps of Engineers studies for flood control activities related to the restoration of the South Bay Salt Ponds acquired from Cargill in 2003.
H.R. 2641 now goes to the Senate for consideration.