New Energy Policy Initiatives
It's being reported that President Bush may recommend some new energy policy initiatives in his State of the Union next week. Some of the initiatives he has already endorsed include developing new technology so that coal will burn more cleanly and advocating more research and development of alternative fuels made from farm products.
Along those same lines, I've already introduced the Fuel Choices For American Security Act. Among other things, the bill would establish an aggressive goal to achieve oil savings and embrace new fuel choices, including a goal to replace 10 percent gasoline demand with ethanol in 10 years. All of this is aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign oil.