27 May '11, 12pm

Legislation requiring minimum volume of coal-derived fuels introduced in U.S. House

Legislation requiring minimum volume of coal-derived fuels introduced in U.S. House

U.S. Congressman Mark Critz has announced that the Clean Coal-Derived Fuels for Energy Security Act of 2011 was introduced in the House of Representatives. Critz, a co-sponsor of the legislation and member of the Congressional Coal Caucus, says that: Coal is, and must continue to be, an important part of our nation's energy portfolio. We have invested heavily into coal-to-liquids technology – we know it works – and using clean coal-derived fuels will increase our energy supply and reduce our dependence on foreign oil That explains why Critz supports the legislation, which requires that some of the nation's fuels contain a minimum volume of clean coal-derived fuel (CCD). If this legislation is approved, the President would have one year after the date of enactment to circulate regulations to refineries, blenders, distributors, and importers to ensure that certain fuels cont...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/05/27/legislation-requirin...

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