Energy bill boosting CAFE standards approved

March 2008
Issues in Science & Technology;Spring2008, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p26
Academic Journal
The article reports on the energy bill that would improve the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in the U.S. The bill, signed by the U.S. Congress and President George W. Bush in December 2007, would enhance ethanol production and increase motor vehicle fuel-economy standards from 25 to 35 miles per gallon by 2020. The law requires federal government buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030 through energy efficiency and clean energy, new efficiency standards for appliances, provides incentives for energy efficient buildings, and removes the use of conventional light bulbs.


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