Lugar eyes bipartisan support for planned energy bill

Lugar floated an earlier version of the bill, which is aimed at curbing oil reliance and reducing emissions without cap-and-trade, last year.

His plan included required long-term increases in vehicle efficiency; enhanced building codes; the building of retrofit programs; expanded loan guarantees for nuclear power plants; new federal support for industrial energy efficiency gains; and many other measures.

Lugar did not say when the new version of the bill would be introduced.