Bush Speech Seen Promoting Ethanol, Efficiency, Technology

An analyst at brokerage firm Friedman Billings Ramsey said he believes the Bush administration has been increasingly accepting the relationship between hydrocarbon combustion and climate change. But any shift in climate-change policy will continue to be gradual.

Published: 23-Jan-2007

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address on Tuesday is likely to promote fuel efficient vehicles, ethanol and new technologies as a way to address global warming and reduce the country's dependence on oil, officials said Friday.

White House aides have maintained that energy will be one of the central themes in the annual address before Congress, along with the Iraq war, health care, immigration and education issues.

The White House has refused to release specifics about the speech. But spokesman Tony Snow said Thursday that "this president believes deeply in the importance of trying to innovate our way out of a situation where we've been dependent on an oil source that can render us insecure."


Concept car is powered by 400 bhp, twin-turbo, V6 BioPower engine, though it likely will never be mass produced.

Encouraging farmers to grow corn or other grains that can be converted into clean-burning, renewable fuel creates a system that can be readily applied to generating hydrogen, Dr. Burns tells Reuters.


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