Energy bill not focused

09/19/2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is getting mixed reviews from the critics. Signed into law by President George W. Bush on Aug. 8, the massive 1,724-page energy bill seems to have something for everyone, or as our Louisiana friends like to say, “lagniappe”-a little something extra (OGJ, Aug. 8, 2005, Newsletter; p. 28). One clever wag was quick to dub it the “No Lobbyist Left Behind Act.”Here are a few of the hundreds of provisions:• Provides a tax credit of up to $3,400 for owners of hybrid vehicles.• Triples the amount of biofuel (usually ethanol) that must be mixed with gasoline sold in the US by 2012.• Authorizes $200 million/year for clean co...
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