Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union 2007

It's interesting to review last year's speech, where Bush said America was addicted to oil and set a goal of reducing America's dependence on the Middle East by 75% by 2025.

This year

President Bush called on Tuesday for a huge government-mandated increase in renewable fuels — mainly ethanol — and tougher mileage standards for cars and light trucks.


The centerpiece of Mr. Bush’s proposal, which he said would cut the projected use of gasoline by 20 percent over the next decade, was a nearly fivefold mandatory increase in the production of ethanol and other alternative fuels for cars and trucks. (NY Times)

A 10-year plan started in the last two years of Bush's presidency (in addition to last year's 20-year plan). Pity he didn't start something like this 6 years ago.

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