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Lighting energy efficiency[ edit ] Requires roughly 25 percent greater efficiency for light bulbs, phased in from through Vehicle technology[ edit ] Required vehicle technology and transportation electrification.
A final attempt to end debate and make way for a vote failed by 59 - 40 despite the return of four Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton NYBarack Obama Ill. New initiatives for highway, sea and railroad infrastructure.
Speaker Pelosi indicated on Oct 10 that instead of sending the bill to a conference committeethe House would negotiate informally with the Senate to resolve their differences. Domenici warned that Bush would veto the bill because of the tax portion.
These results help advance the U. Representative John Dingell of Michigan advocated instead an increase in the federal gasoline tax, which he said would have more immediate effects on oil consumption by influencing consumer behavior i.
Smart grid system report. The Senate version  passed on June 21, but bore almost no resemblance to the original bill.
Our mission is to empower every American with the tools to understand and impact Congress. Express loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency. In addition to greenhouse-gas emissions, production and use of biofuels affect air quality, water quality, water use, and biodiversity.
Incentives for the development of plug-in hybrids. The bill also includes an important reform the President has called for that allows the Transportation Department to issue "attribute-based standards," which will ensure that increased fuel efficiency does not come at the expense of automotive safety.
Industrial energy efficiency[ edit ] The Department of Energy must research and develop ways to improve the energy efficiency of equipment and processes used in industry. Nine Republicans voted in favor of ending debate while one Democrat, Sen.
As of now, Biodiesel is the only commercial fuel that meets this requirement. Federal agencies cannot use light-duty or medium-duty passenger vehicles that do not meet the new low greenhouse emission standards.
Smart grid interoperability framework. Federal vehicle fleets[ edit ] New conservation requirements for federal vehicle fleets. The Energy Policy Act signed by the President in August represented the first major energy security legislation in more than a decade. Thank you for joining the GovTrack Advisory Community!
Creates an Office of Commercial High Performance Green Buildings in the Department of Energy, and promotes the development of more energy efficient buildings. These companies would be required to renegotiate their leases to include price thresholds that are equal or less than thresholds described in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Another supporter of the bill, Representative Steve Rothman of New Jerseysaid that if the proposed bill passed, "the U. Larger loan limits to help business develop energy efficient technologies and purchases.
Defunding of incandescent light-bulb phaseout[ edit ] In Decemberthe U. It represents a major step forward in expanding the production of renewable fuels, reducing our dependence on oil, and confronting global climate change.
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19, Public Law – th Congress An Act To move the United States toward greater energy independence and. Congress created the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil.
This program was authorized under the Energy Policy Act of and expanded under the Energy Independence and Security Act of Energy Independence and Security Act of (EISA) Office of the General Counsel.
Today, President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act ofwhich will improve vehicle fuel economy and help reduce U.S. dependence on oil. The bill the President signed today responds to the challenge of his bold "Twenty in Ten" initiative, which President Bush announced in January.
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Dec 19, H.R. 6 (th). An Act to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve .Download