fuel economy standards

Bush Climate Speech Covers Familiar Ground

Bush Climate Speech Covers Familiar Ground

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today outlined a new climate goal for the United States, calling for the nation to halt the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Bush touted his new climate strategy as ambitious, but environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers criticized the plan as feeble and…

Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – Congress on Tuesday passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. Today President George W. Bush signed the measure, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the…

U.S. Senate Approves Scaled Back Energy Bill

U.S. Senate Approves Scaled Back Energy Bill

Rush hour in Denver, Colorado. Increasing traffic, air pollution and fuel consumption, are becoming major problems. (Photo by Warren Gretz courtesy NREL) WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate approved a landmark energy bill Thursday night that requires the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in more than 30 years. But…

U.S. Energy Bill Sails Through House, Stalls in Senate

U.S. Energy Bill Sails Through House, Stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2007 (ENS) – Senate Democrats failed to force a vote today on sweeping energy legislation approved Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, as critics balked at provisions that repeal oil industry tax breaks and create a national renewable electricity standard. The vote will force Senate Democrats to allow changes to…