Energy Independence and Security Act 2007

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Energy Independence and Security Act 2007
Michael Swirtz
ECN 201
December 12, 2012

Introduction
Signed on December 19, 2007 by President Bush, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) aims to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security while increasing the production of clean renewable fuels. With prolonged demonstration and a commitment from both government as well as citizens’, to protect consumers from the inflation of oil prices when there are global factors that have effect on our economy. To overall increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles and improve the energy performance and overall usage of the Federal Government as well as consumers. To implement long term goals and regulation with the EPA to increase U.S. energy security, develop renewable fuel production, and improve vehicle fuel economy. (Energy Independence and Security Act, 2007) A secondary object to this act was to implement and create jobs in many industry sectors such manufacturing, production and installation, as well as an increase in research and development. In addition to that it authorizes up to $125 million in funding to establish national and state job training programs, administered by the Department of Labor, to help address job shortages that are impairing growth in green industries, such as energy efficient buildings and construction, renewable electric power, energy efficient vehicles, and biofuels development (EISA 2007). EISA institutes the energy reduction goals for federal agencies, as well as introduces more remedial requirements. The three key provisions enacted are the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and the appliance/lighting efficiency standards. The EPA is committed to developing, implementing, and revising both regulations and voluntary programs under the following subtitles in EISA. (Environmental Protection Agency, 2007) •Increased Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Improved Vehicle Technology
•Federal Vehicle Fleets
Federal fleet conservation requirements
•Renewable Fuel Standard
Environmental and resource conservation impacts, Grants for production of advanced biofuels, Grants for biofuels production research and development in certain States, Study of engine durability and performance associated with the use of biodiesel. Also, an increase in energy efficiency equipment standards as the adopted bill includes a variety of new standards for lighting and for residential and commercial appliance equipment. The equipment includes residential refrigerators, freezers, refrigerator-freezers, metal halide lamps, and commercial walk-in coolers and freezers. Regional standards for furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps, improved energy efficiency for appliances and buildings in cold climates, efficient lighting in all buildings •Increase the efficiency of products, buildings

Ethanol pipeline feasibility study, Study of the adequacy of transportation of domestically-produced renewable fuel by railroads and other modes of transportation •Carbon Capture and Sequestration

•Biofuels Infrastructure
Direction
The main focus of EISA was to increase the efficiency of cars and trucks on the road both from consumers and those of the federal government. By raising average fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon, the U.S. will save about 2 million barrels of oil a day by 2025, which was more than America imported from Saudi Arabia in the previous year (2006). I will also cut 192 million metric tons of global warming pollution, equivalent to taking 28 million cars of the roads. With development, it was also to create jobs, which was a national priority to train America’s job force for new jobs in emerging energy technology fields. It will provide training opportunities for veterans, workers impacted by economic globalization, at-risk youth and low income citizens, so that all ages and income levels...
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