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Eighty members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently sent President Bush a letter seeking substantially higher funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the White House's fiscal 2008 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The letter calls for full funding of wind and solar programs, the advanced hydropower and geothermal power programs, biomass/biofuels, as well as efficiency programs for buildings and vehicles. In addition, members of the House urged the administration to "develop a request that fully funds the renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies at the levels authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005."

Circulated by representatives Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., the letter notes that "renewable energy and energy efficiency can have the most immediate and longest lasting positive effect on energy availability, stable prices and greenhouse gas emissions."

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