The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was a far reaching, and sweeping revision of many of our energy standards. From revising cafe (corporate average fuel economy) standards, to making many of our existing incandescent light bulbs outlawed by 2012, it has significant impact for all of us. The act creates new efficiency standards for appliances, commercial machinery, and the aforementioned lighting equipment. It sets new (still low) requirements for renewable fuel usage, and it repeals a couple of Oil and Gas subsidies... It may also order lunch.
It is a document well worth reading if you have any interest in our energy future.
For those who may have an evening without plans (preferably a cold one with you curled up next to a warm fire), here are links to the actual bill, and a summary of the bill.
The actual document is a long and winding road. I would suggest reading the summary first, so you have some idea of what you are reading in the actual bill.
So, here is the summary: http://energy.senate.gov/public/_files/RL342941.pdf
and here is the actual bill. At 304 pages, not quite the health bill, but...
Finally, you know, I fully understand why we cannot just "edit" or change an existing piece of legislation. It was voted in with the original language. We can only vote new legislation to "amend" what the older ones say. That is why new bills say "replace section 6b with the text 'because we want to' ". However, in this day and age, can't we come up with a better method of modifying them? In order to read ONE piece of legislation, you have to have on hand (and possibly read) all the other ones that are being effected. This is annoying. This is rampant in our state legislature. I also suspect it is why many citizens - and, I'm sure, many legislators, do not read or understand the stuff they are voting on. An alternative would be just ONE topic, subject, paradigm per act... Nah.