Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 109th Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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This report reviews the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation introduced during the 109th Congress. Action in the second session has focused on appropriations bills the first session focused on omnibus energy policy bill H.R. 6 P.L. 109-58, H.R. 3 P.L. 109-59, and several appropriations bills. The enacted version of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 P.L. 109-58, H.R. 6 authorizes or reauthorizes several energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. It also establishes several new commercial and consumer product efficiency standards, sets new goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy in federal facilities and fleets, broadens the Energy Star products program, expands programs for hydrogen fuel cell buses, extends daylight savings time, and sets a renewable fuels standard for increased use of ethanol and biodiesel. Further, it extends the renewable energy production tax credit PTC for two years, but it does not include Senate-proposed provisions for oil conservation, a renewable portfolio standard RPS, or a broader range of legislated equipment efficiency standards.
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