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Governor Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for overwhelmingly approving two major components of his Energy Independence Strategy.

According to the governor's office, the chamber voted 138-60 to approve House Bill 1202, which mandates new ethanol and biodiesel standards, and voted 129-69 to approve House Bill 1200, which makes use of grants, loans and tax credits to alternative energy manufacturers and energy-efficient companies to promote development.

"Pennsylvania took a major step towards energy independence tonight," says Rendell. "After rigorous debate, members of both parties came together to support our plan for strengthening Pennsylvania's economy and environment. The fact that these bills passed by with more than two-thirds of the vote illustrates a strong level of bipartisan support, and a recognition that we must do more to protect our state's energy future and create new opportunities for our men and women."

Rendell urged the House to continue work on the two remaining bills of his Energy Independence Strategy: House bills 1201 and 1203.


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