The House of Representatives has adopted the “25 by ‘25” resolution. The plan calls for 25 percent of the nation's energy needs to be met by renewable resources by the year 2025. The resolution was also unanimously adopted by the Senate in June.
Under the leadership of Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, (D-MN), the full House now joins the Senate in setting an energy policy that provides a fourth of the energy to come from land-based resources such as biofuels, wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy and hydropower - while continuing to provide a safe, affordable and abundant supply of food, feed and fiber.
"The 25 by '25 resolution is a statement of our national commitment to support the development of renewable energy sources," Peterson said. "I believe that we can not only meet but exceed the goal of 25 percent by 2025. “This resolution is a very important first step that we can take to achieving energy independence.
"This resolution has enjoyed bipartisan Congressional support representing rural and urban constituencies," said 25 by '25 Steering Committee Co-Chair Bill Richards. Noting the resolution had a third of the Senate as co-sponsors and more than 70 House members, Richards said the resolution "defines a new energy future for our nation. It's a firm goal on the way to a secure energy future."
For more information, go to www.25x25.org.