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House, Senate Slow to Agree on Energy Legislation

10:05 AM MDT | July 11, 2007 | Kara Sissell

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., CA) unveiled a series of “energy independence” bills, which include proposed mandates for more energy efficient appliances, more ethanol blend (E85) fuel pumps, and tax incentives for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Senate passed a bill last month that would increase corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, from the current 27.5. The Senate also agreed to require biofuel production to ramp up to 36 billion gal/year by 2022 (CW, June 27, p. 13). The...

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