Bush energy initiative seeks to lower US oil imports

US President George W. Bush announced an advanced energy initiative aimed at reducing US dependence on imported oil in his state of the union address Jan. 31.But two congressional Republican energy leaders quickly pointed out that it overlooked potential contributions from the country’s substantial oil shale deposits.The initiative includes a 22% increase in clean energy research at the Department of Energy aimed at improving production of electricity and changing “how we power our automobiles,” the president said.“Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a problem. America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable ar...

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