In Washington, a bill to promote Alternative Fuels has passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Alternative Fuels Vehicles Competitiveness and Security Act, introduced by US Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Debbie Stabenow (D- Mich.), will increase energy security and reduce dependence on foreign oil by giving support to manufacturers of alternative fuel vehicles and their suppliers. It will also promote fuel resources such as biomass, electricity, hydrogen and natural gas.
The bill expands existing Federal programs that give alternative fuel vehicles manufacturers and suppliers necessary support to build their businesses and promote demand for fuel alternatives to oil. The bill also invests in natural gas, propane, electricity, biofuels and hydrogen supply infrastructure.