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Moran Announces National 25x25 Policy to Secure America's Energy Needs

Location: Washington, DC


Policy to Secure 25 Percent of Energy from Renewable Sources by 2025

Congressman Jerry Moran today joined Congressional and industry leaders to unveil a national policy to secure America's energy future. The policy, to derive 25 percent of the nation's total energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and biogas by 2025, will be introduced as a concurrent resolution in the House and Senate.

"This energy vision is important for America," Moran said. "With the passage of this resolution, it becomes the official policy of the United States to make certain that 25 percent of its energy needs come from renewable sources."

Moran joins Congressional leaders Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Finance Committee Chairman, and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Agriculture Committee Chairman, among others in the House and Senate in promoting this policy. Kansas is one of seven states also supporting this effort. In addition to providing an important path forward for every American concerned about high energy prices, the 25x'25 vision will enhance national security, create new job opportunities in rural America, and improve the environment.

"The 25x'25 agenda makes sense and agriculture can play a big role," said Vance Ehmke, farmer in Lane county and member of the Kansas 25x'25 State Alliance Team. "Rather than just growing food, Kansas and U.S. farmers will increasingly grow both food and fuel."

Also, in an effort to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil and lower fuel prices at the pump, Moran recently introduced H.R. 5346, the Alternative Energy Refueling System Act of 2006. This legislation would provide incentives for gas station owners to install alternative fuel tanks to provide greater access to fuels containing ethanol, bio-diesel, compressed natural gas or hydrogen.

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