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Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Dec 19, 2007

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) includes provisions to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, increase production of clean renewable fuels, protect consumers, increase product, building, and vehicle efficiency, promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and improve the energy performance of the federal government.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140) is a comprehensive piece of legislation aimed at moving the United States toward greater energy independence and security. Here's a summary of the key aspects:

  1. Title I - Energy Security Through Improved Vehicle Fuel Economy: This section focuses on increasing corporate average fuel economy standards, improving vehicle technology, and enhancing federal vehicle fleets (Pages 2-3).

  2. Title II - Energy Security Through Increased Production of Biofuels: This title emphasizes the renewable fuel standard, biofuels research and development, biofuels infrastructure, and environmental safeguards related to biofuels (Page 3).

  3. Title III - Energy Savings Through Improved Standards for Appliance and Lighting: This section sets energy efficiency standards for various appliances and lighting, including external power supply efficiency standards, residential boilers, battery chargers, and efficient light bulbs (Pages 3-4).

  4. Title IV - Energy Savings in Buildings and Industry: This title focuses on residential building efficiency, high-performance commercial buildings, and high-performance federal buildings, including energy reduction goals, management of energy and water efficiency, and federal green building performance (Page 4).

Overall, the Act represents a concerted effort to enhance energy efficiency, promote renewable fuels, protect consumers, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across various sectors, including transportation, industry, and buildings. It also includes provisions related to research and development, consumer information, and environmental safeguards.

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