Bioenergy, Geothermal, Solar, Wind Power

Open Letter to Lawmakers Calls for Renewables to be Included in Energy Bill

The Sustainable Energy Network has sent an open letter to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives calling for Renewable Energy provisions to remain in the proposed Energy Bill currently under debate.

The letter, which was signed by 100 businesses and organizations, as well as more than two dozen individuals, included a list of specific areas they would like to see addressed in the bill, including expansion of existing tax credits for renewable producers and setting a minimum percentage of energy to come from renewables by 2020.

Renewable energy policies and standards that support a full portfolio of solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and water power are, according to the letter, the best way to solve problems facing the nation.

The businesses and organizations in support of tax credits and an RPS state in the letter, “the rapidly worsening threat of global climate change, the economic and national security risks posed by rising oil prices and energy imports, and the on-going environmental and safety concerns associated with nuclear power all call for increased national support for sustainable energy policies.”

The full text of the letter and list of signers is available upon request from
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