vehicle fuel economy

Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

Article: 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

Article: 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

Article: 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…