Foreign Relations Council Says US Must Embrace Energy Efficiency

Council on Foreign Relations' report urges US to adopt new conservation measures such as improved vehicle fuel efficiency if it is to ease its energy supply woes.

Published: 12-Apr-2001

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - The United States must adopt new conservation measures such as improved vehicle fuel efficiency if it is to ease its energy supply woes, a new report from an independent task force said on Thursday.

The Bush administration's plan to increase domestic energy supplies is not enough to tackle a squeeze that has sent gasoline and heating oil costs soaring and pushed California's power system to the brink of collapse, the task force organized by the the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Baker Institute of Rice University said.

The panel released its findings as the administration's White House Energy Policy Development Group headed by Vice President Dick Cheney prepares for final deliberations.

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