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    Report: US House will get EV charging stations for plug-in driving Congressmen

    US House of Representatives members will soon have access to plug-in vehicle charging stations in their Washington DC parking garage after the government makes good on a pledge made last August to make such stations available to both House and Senate members. House members can pay either $27 a ...

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    Report: House Committee votes to end military biofuel programs

    So about those plans for more military biofuel production... A Republican-led group within the House Armed Services Committee recently voted to ban the U.S. Department of Defense from paying more for biofuels used for military vehicles than regular fuels, putting at risk hundreds of millions of ...

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    Report: House to hold investigative hearings on Chevy Volt fire "silence"

    Regular readers probably know the story of the Chevrolet Volt NHTSA post-crash fire by heart, but here are the important details as a refresher: The original car that triggered the investigation was crash tested by NHTSA in May. Three weeks later, in early June, the same car caught fire while in ...

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    Report: House kicks off review of Obama's 54.5 mpg CAFE rule this week

    Today, a House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing to review the Obama Administration's ambitious fuel economy standards of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The hearing – a response by Republicans concerned over the economic impact of the fuel efficiency guidelines – is ...

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    Administration pushes forward despite House panel's attempt to block EPA's emissions regulations

    The Clean Air Act of 2007 granted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate vehicle emissions. Furthermore, the act gave individual states permission to set their own emissions policies (the dreaded "patchwork"), a move that would've forced automakers to develop cars ...

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    House now considering doubling $25 billion DOE ATVM program

    The other day, Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering, said, "If they (the DOE) raise the appropriations from the $25 billion to the $50 billion, we qualify." At the time, we hadn't heard about any plans to increase funding for the Advanced ...

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    House narrowly passes scaled-back 'Cash-for-Clunkers' legislation

    After the House and Senate agreed on the terms of a cut-down version of the Cash for Clunkers legislation, it passed the house on Tuesday by a narrow margin (226-202) after being added as a supplemental appropriations bill to continue funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.Per the previous ...

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    BREAKING: House, Senate reach terms on 'Cash for Clunkers' program - but only with $1B in funding

    According to The Detroit News, the House and Senate came to terms late last night on a $1 billion 'cash for clunkers' initiative. Part of a larger $106 billion wartime spending bill, the program is not yet law, as the finalized bill must be passed by Congress (it is expected to be voted on next ...

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    House passes energy tax bill, White House threatens veto

    The House of Representatives passed the energy tax bill yesterday. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, but this one probably won't make it as far as the president's desk. Other bills similar to this energy tax bill died in the Senate but with $102 barrels of oil and $4 gallon of gas ...

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    House votes Wednesday for bill with plug-in hybrid tax break

    Late last year, the Energy Bill (and the new CAFE standard contained within) was passed and signed into law. Some things in the original Energy Bill didn't survive the Congressional process, though, like stopping tax breaks for oil companies. The House has now crafted a new "Energy Tax Package" ...

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    Pelosi to EPA head on CA waiver denial: "I vigorously disagree with your rationale," "strongly support the inquiry"

    Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, chimed in on the head of the EPA, Stephen Johnson's, decision to deny California's waiver request to regulate tailpipe emissions. Pelosi really disagrees with Johnson and supports an inquiry into the decision. Here is part of a letter to Stephen from Pelosi:I ...

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    White House: Bush to sign energy bill Wednesday

    The Congress finally passed the energy bill today, which includes a 35 miles per gallon CAFE standard and the White House says Bush will sign it Wednesday. Even though Bush threatened to veto the bill several times and he still thinks the CAFE standard could have gone "farther and faster," he's on ...

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    White House may increase CAFE for SUVs

    In a December 6 White House press briefing, press secretary Dana Perino said the White House has a proposal for a new increase in the CAFE standard for light trucks and SUVs. The president has full control of the CAFE standard for light trucks (which includes SUVs but not passenger cars) and has ...

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    AutoblogGreen video: Six-hour House debate on fuel efficiency in just 5 minutes

    I watched the last six hours of the House of Representatives debate on the energy bill yesterday and recorded significant references to CAFE, fuel efficiency, transportation, etc. and whittled it down to five minutes because hey, I know you're busy. The video above includes Dingell being praised ...

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    Drivers will not play a role in carbon law

    The United States government is in the early stages of crafting the nation's first carbon cap-and-trade law. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a white paper detailing the scope of the carbon law and one thing is already very clear: drivers won't be regulated directly because there ...

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    New Mexico House passes B5 by 2012 bill with 47-8 vote

    New Mexico has voted a through a House Bill that would require all diesel fuel sold in the state to be B5 by 2012. The bill, which passed the House in a 47-8 vote, moves to make diesel fuel containing five percent biodiesel compulsory for all state agencies and public schools from July 2010 ...


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