LOS ANGELES - A federal push for cars that run on an alternative fuel straight from the heartland isn't winning many converts among American drivers - but is a hit with automakers who use it to skirt mileage standards.
The expected surge in natural gas prices this winter will force owners of 55 million homes heated by natural gas to revisit home energy conservation measures.
...advocates said. That bill was estimated to cut energy consumption by 1 percent, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, a private group. On the Net: Energy Department: http://www.energy.gov
...make use of the heat already in the dryer. Sources: Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org); American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (www.aceee.org); Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov).