U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM has introduced legislation calling for a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. The bill, the first that Udall has introduced since being elected to the Senate, would require utilities to provide 6 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2012, and gradually increase that level to meet the 25 percent by 2025 goal.

"Make no mistake, I have no illusions that the road to enacting a proposal like this will be easy, and we have a lot of work ahead. Chairman Bingaman has led the fight on this issue in the Senate, and I want to do everything possible to help him secure its passage into law." -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)