Wednesday, December 19, 2007

President Signs Energy Bill

Today President Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (H.R. 6), which is designed to improve vehicle fuel economy and help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. The energy bill calls for tougher fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles (new cars must average 35 miles a gallon by 2020), an increase in biofuels, and the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs in favor of compact fluorescent bulbs and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Read the White House press release "President Bush Signs H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007."

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Read "President Bush Signs Energy Bill" from the Washington Post, "Bush signs bill raising auto fuel efficiency standards" from, and "President Bush Signs Bill Boosting Auto Fuel-Efficiency Standards 40 Percent by 2020" by FOX News.

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