STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Congressman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., introduced the "Open Fuel Standard Act," H.R. 2493, Wednesday, June 26, which would require 30% of new automobiles in 2016, 50% in 2017 and in each subsequent year to operate on non-petroleum fuels.
The bill also features original co-sponsors Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.; Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa.; Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Collin Peterson, D-Minn.; and Del. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam.
The bill allows existing technologies -- including flex fuel, natural gas, hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, plug-in electric drive, and fuel cell -- as well as new technologies.
"This requirement would ...