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Energy Secretary in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Meeting President Bush's goal of reducing gasoline consumption by 20 percent in the next ten years will require additional alternative fuel useage and higher fuel efficiency.
That's according to Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, who gave the keynote remarks at the University of Michigan Symposium on Energy, Science, Technology, and Policy on Tuesday.
Bodman says a draft plan to be released this week will help guide research effort on the plug-in hybrid technology.
He says the Energy Department will choose three locations for bioenergy research centers this summer to develop the technology needed for cellulosic ethanol, which comes form agricultural sources besides corn.
Bodman says the U-S must also look at additional electrical power generation from nuclear, coal, wind, and solar sources.