Energy efficiency (EE) is given a strong push. The EE provisions in the Energy Act will establish new efficiency standards for a wide range of appliances. It also will make it easier for the U.S. Federal Government to run voluntary EE programs. Hybrid vehicle tax credits will enhance awareness of and interest in hybrid vehicles. New home builder tax credits will enhance a builder's ability to manufacture more efficient homes. Appliance manufacturer tax credits may encourage those that build such devices to push the envelope of energy savings potential. Such measures could save 1.5 percent of U.S. energy consumption.