Energy Savings Act of 2007 (S. 1321): Summary of Major Provisions [May 17, 2007]   [open pdf - 79KB]

"The Energy Savings Act (S. 1321) puts forth a broad range of proposals on biofuels, energy efficiency, and carbon storage. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved the bill by a vote of 20 to 3, on May 7, 2007. Title I, the Biofuels for Energy Security and Transportation Act, is taken primarily from S. 987, with a few other provisions added in markup by the Committee. That title would increase the renewable fuel standard, set some standards for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and provide support for fuel infrastructure, feedstocks, and biorefineries. Title II, the Energy Efficiency Promotion Act, is drawn primarily from S. 1115. That title would set some new standards for energy efficient equipment, establish goals for fuel savings, strengthen federal energy efficiency requirements, and authorize several new programs for vehicles and grants. Title III, the Carbon Capture and Storage Research, Development, and Demonstration Act, is taken primarily from S. 962 and S. 731. That title would call for large-scale testing of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geological formations, establish competitive funding awards, direct that a national storage capacity assessment be conducted, and require that the Department of Energy (DOE) demonstrate the use of large-scale capture technologies at industrial facilities."

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