Speaker Declares “Energy Independence Day”

John Davis

Speaker Nancy PelosiDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have rolled out an energy plan during what they tout as America’s “Energy Independence Day.”

The Houston Chronicle reports Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlined a broad array of “green energy” proposals her party hopes to get through Congress before leaving for the August recess:

“When it comes to energy, we must think big,” Pelosi said.

The product of 11 separate House committees, the package would set new efficiency standards for dishwashers, refrigerators and other appliances; require installation of more energy efficient lighting; prod gas stations to install E-85 pumps for cars that can run on fuel containing up to 15 percent ethanol; and provide tax incentives for consumers to buy more fuel-efficient, plug-in hybrid cars.

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