Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

By | December 21, 2007

President Bush signs the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, at the Energy Department in Washington on December 19, 2007.

What’s in the new energy law?

  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) – Raises average fleet fuel-economy standards for cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon by 2020.
  • Renewable fuels – Expands the renewable fuels standard to 9 billion gallons in 2008 and increases it to 36 billion gallons by 2022.
  • Biofuels – Requires the US to produce 21 billion gallons of advanced biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol.
  • Light bulbs – Increases national efficiency standards of light bulbs by 30 percent and phases out most types of incandescent bulbs by 2012-14.
  • Green buildings – Mandates that federal buildings renovated or newly constructed in 2010 reduce their fossil-fuel-generated consumption by 55 percent in 2010 and 100 percent by 2030.

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