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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 9, 2005

Fact Sheet: Securing Our Nation's Energy Future

Today's Presidential Action

  • The President today visited Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, to view the energy technologies of the future and to reiterate his call for Congress to pass a sound national energy policy.

    Background On The President's Energy Policy

    Since his first weeks in office, the passage of a comprehensive and balanced national energy policy has been a top priority for President Bush and his Administration. President Bush has reiterated his call for a comprehensive energy bill that includes the following key priorities:

    Use Technology To Increase Conservation And Energy Efficiency

    Ensure A Clean And Affordable Diversity Of Fuels For Our Future Electricity Supply

    Increase Domestic Energy Supplies And Protect The Environment

    Modernize And Expand Our Electricity Grid

    Increase Domestic Energy Supplies Through Advanced Alternative Technologies

    Strengthen Energy Security For All Americans

    Background On Clear Skies

    President Bush has again called on Congress to pass Clear Skies legislation.

    Clear Skies Will Cut Pollution. The legislation mandates a dramatic and steady 70-percent cut in air pollution from power plants, including the first-ever national cap on mercury emissions:

    Clear Skies Will Improve Air Quality And Public Health. The legislation will help communities across America meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new health-based standards for ozone and fine particles.

    Clear Skies Uses A Proven, Market-Based Approach. The legislation will help communities reach air quality goals while keeping energy affordable for American consumers and businesses.

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