APA Provides Input on House Bill to Create Office at Department of Energy

Throughout the spring, Science Directorate staff have been working with Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and House Science Committee staff on legislative language to create an office of behavioral science within the Department of Energy (DOE).
Throughout the spring, Science Directorate staff have been working with Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and House Science Committee staff on legislative language to create an office of behavioral science within the Department of Energy (DOE). In July, the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (chaired by Rep. Baird) reported out a bill, H.R. 3247, creating a research program at DOE “to identify and understand factors that influence both energy consumption and acceptance and adoption of new technologies. The research could then be used to improve the design, development, demonstration and application of energy technologies.” Science GRO staff will continue to garner support for the bill throughout the summer as it moves through the full Science Committee.