Levin questions 

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., an ally of Detroit automakers, wants to know how the Obama administration arrived at its rather far-fetched proposal to hike fuel efficiency standards to 56.2 mpg by 2025.

Levin questioned the administration in a letter sent Tuesday, the Detroit News reports.

This pushback from Levin is a little rich. Yes, the Obama administration’s proposal of a fleetwide average of 56.2 mpg may seem absurd, but so was the proposal that sets a goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. Levin voted for that one back in 2007.

How realistic is 25 percent? The U.S. has gone from producing 2.6 percent of its electricity from non-hyro renewable sources in 1989, to producing 3.8 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2009. To increase that number seven-fold in the next 14 years seems a bit ambitious.

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