94 STAT. 3146
PUBLIC LAW 96-533—DEC. 16, 1980 ENERGY, PRIVATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS, AND SELECTED DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
22 USC 2i5id.
22 USC 2151a.
SEC. 304. (a) The section caption of section 106 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended by striking out "technical assistance, energy, research, reconstruction, and selected development problems" and inserting in lieu thereof "energy, private voluntary organizations, and selected development activities". (b) Subsection (a) of such section is amended— (1) by inserting "(A)" immediately after "(a)(1)"; (2) by striking out "(2)", "(3)", and "(4)" and inserting in lieu thereof "(B)", "(C)", and "(D)", respectively; (3) by striking out "(A)", "(B)", and "(C)" in paragraph (3) and inserting in lieu thereof "(i)", "(ii)", and "(iii)", respectively; and (4) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(2) The Congress also finds that energy production from renewable, decentralized sources and energy conservation are vital elements in the development process. Inadequate access by the poor to energy sources as well as the prospect of depleted fossil fuel reserves and higher energy prices require an enhanced effort to expand the energy resources of developing countries through greater emphasis on renewable sources. Renewable and decentralized energy technologies have particular applicability for the poor, especially in rural areas.". (c) Subsection (b) of such section is amended— (1) by inserting "(A)" immediately after "(b)(1)"; (2) by striking out "(2)" and inserting in lieu thereof "(B)"; and (3) by striking out "fiscal year 1980 shall be used for purposes of paragraph (1)" and inserting in lieu thereof "fiscal year 1981 shall be used for purposes of subparagraph (A)". (d) Such section is further amended by inserting at the end of subsection (b) the following: "(2) The President is authorized to furnish assistance under this chapter for cooperative programs with developing countries in energy production and conservation through research on and development and use of small-scale, decentralized, renewable energy sources for rural areas carried out as integral parts of rural development efforts in accordance with section 103 of this Act. Such programs shall also be directed toward the earliest practicable development and use of energy technologies which are environmentally acceptable, require minimum capital investment, are most acceptable to and affordable by the people using them, are simple and inexpensive to use and maintain, and are transferable from one region of the world to another. Such programs may include research on and the development, demonstration, and application of suitable energy technologies (including use of wood); analysis of energy uses, needs, and resources; training and institutional development; and scientific interchange. "(c) The agency primarily responsible for administering this part and the Department of Energy shall coordinate with one another, to the maximum extent possible, the planning and implementation of energy programs under this chapter.". (e) Existing subsection (c) of such section is redesignated as subsection (d). (f) Existing subsection (d) of such section is amended to read as follows: