Friday, June 22, 2007

U.S. Senate Passes Clean Energy Act

Late last night the U.S. Senate passed a version of the Clean Energy Act on a 65-27 vote, but key provisions of the bill didn't make the final cut. The bill does include an 40% increase in average fuel economy standards from 25 to 35 mpg by 2020, but the Senate did not include a national renewable portfolio standard in the legislation, and an amendment which would have provided $32 billion in tax incentives for renewable energy sources was blocked. There's plenty of coverage around the net:

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