Electric Co-op Endorses Renewable Energy for 25% of U.S. Needs by 2025

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) has endorsed the “25x’25 Initiative,” a growing national association of organizations, businesses and political leaders that believe that 25 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. should be met by renewable energy gleaned from America’s farms, forests and ranches by 2025.

“We believe the 25x’25 goal is attainable within our own service territory; we believe it’s attainable throughout rural America, which is served by electric cooperatives such as DMEA,” said Dan McClendon, General Manager of DMEA, which may well be the first electric cooperative in the nation to endorse the national 25x’25 Initiative. “We’re proud to take a leadership role in this important movement that will improve our nation’s economy, environment and national security.” 25x’25 is supported financially by the Energy Future Coalition, a nonpartisan public policy initiative funded by foundations. The original goal of 25x’25, first envisioned by a group of volunteer farm leaders, quickly gained the support of a broad cross-section of the agriculture and forestry communities. Currently leaders from business, labor, conservation and religious groups are joining this alliance: To date, 220 organizations, 21 U.S. Senators, 52 Congressmen, and 13 Governors have endorsed 25x’25.
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