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White House wants Congress to create ${esc.dollar}2 bln green energy fund

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:57 GMT
Author: Reuters
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WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The White House is asking lawmakers to create a ${esc.dollar}2 billion Energy Security Trust from federal oil and gas revenue to promote renewable energy, an official memo released on Wednesday said.

"This ${esc.dollar}2 billion investment will support research into a range of cost-effective technologies - like advanced vehicles that run on electricity, homegrown biofuels, and domestically produced natural gas - will be funded by revenue generated from federal oil and gas development," according to a White House memo explaining the initiative. (Reporting By Patrick Rucker; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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