Democratic News

  • On Thursday, June 12, the full committee will hold an oversight hearing on the relationship between U.S. renewable fuels policy and food prices. Witnesses will include The Hon. Andy Karsner, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Joseph Glauber, chief economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Dr. Joe Outlaw, professor, economist and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University; Dr. Jason Pyle, chief executive officer, Sapphire Energy, San Diego, CA; and others.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:15 p.m.)
 
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Gasoline at nearly $4 a gallon “may cast a cheerless cloud over summer travel,” wrote the Christian Science Monitor recently.  What can the average motorist to do?  A lot, actually.  Studies show that Americans already have started to change their driving habits.  Besides driving less, they’re trying to eke out the best mileage they can.  Plenty of good websites offer sound advice on how to cut gas costs.  This new one, hosted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Alliance to Save Energy, is worth a look:  http://drivesmarterchallenge.org/
 
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