Alternative energy bill passes U.S. Senate

Thursday night (6/21) the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive energy legislation that would boost the use of renewable sources and biofuels, promote more energy efficiency and step up research on the capture and storage of greenhouse gases. Senator Ted Stevens helped pass the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards — calling for a 35 miles per gallon average by 2020. Meanwhile Senator Lisa Murkowski fought to secure support for small hydroelectric projects.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C. (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)