Summary: S.1419 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/17/2007)

Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007 - Biofuels for Energy Security and Transportation Act of 2007 - Sets forth a schedule for motor vehicle fuel, home heating oil, and boiler fuel to contain specified volumes of renewable fuel by calendar year 2022.

Prescribes a pilot program to establish refueling infrastructure corridors for gasoline blends containing renewable fuel.

Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to: (1) increase funding for bioenergy research and development; (2) establish bioresearch centers that target biofuels; and (3) authorize loan guarantees for renewable fuel facilities.

Establishes a grants program for: (1) renewable fuel production in states with low rates of ethanol production; and (2) transportation of biomass to local biorefineries.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a biorefinery information center.

Directs the Federal Trade Commission to impose a fuel tank cap labeling requirement for alternative fueled vehicles.

Requires studies on specified renewable fuels and biofuels.

Energy Efficiency Promotion Act of 2007 - Amends the National Energy Conservation Policy Act regarding advanced lighting technologies.

Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prescribe new energy efficiency standards.

Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 with respect to high efficiency vehicles, advanced batteries, and energy storage.

United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 - Instructs the Secretary of Energy to: (1) implement a research and development program for energy storage systems for motor transportation and electricity transmission and distribution; and (2) establish an Energy Storage Advisory Council.

Sets forth national goals for: (1) energy savings in transportation; and (2) national energy efficiency improvement.

Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act regarding federal fleet conservation requirements.

Prescribes implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives with respect to federal facilities.

Extends programs assisting state and local governments with energy efficiency programs.

Amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 regarding utility energy efficiency programs.

Provides: (1) technical assistance to governmental entities for energy efficiency and demand response programs, including an energy and environmental block grant; and (2) energy efficiency grants to institutions of higher education.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Act of 2007 - Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a carbon capture and storage research and demonstration program.

Public Buildings Cost Reduction Act of 2007 - Provides a framework for: (1) the Administrator of General Services to establish a program to accelerate the use of more cost-effective technologies and practices at GSA facilities; and (2) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Program to provide competitive grants that target local government buildings.

Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act - Amends federal transportation law to increase average fuel economy standards for automobiles, medium-duty trucks, and heavy duty trucks.

Petroleum Consumer Price Gouging Protection Act - Prohibits price gouging regarding oil, gasoline, or petroleum distillates during any period declared an energy emergency by the President.

Energy Diplomacy and Security Act of 2007 - Expresses the sense of Congress on energy diplomacy and security.

Urges the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Energy, to take certain actions with respect to: (1) strategic energy partnerships; (2) international energy response mechanisms; and (3) a hemisphere energy cooperation forum.