Today, the US Congress has passed an energy bill that some are calling “historic.” Here are key pieces:
- 35 mpg fuel efficiency by 2020 (which still puts us behind many other nations)
- push toward more biofuels beyond petroleum-based fuel (which makes up 97% of our fuel needs)
- stronger standards for buildings and infrastructure.
One thing that makes this significant is that environmentalists, business, & security interests came together to make this possible. For more info, take a look at the BBC article, “US Congress approves energy bill.”