Nitz: By 2025 U.S. farms will provide 25 percent of energy

Published 1:22 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2006

By Staff
LANSING - Dowagiac's state Rep. Neal Nitz Tuesday applauded unanimous approval by the House Agriculture Committee of a resolution to express support for the 25X'25 grassroots initiative.
It will allow Michigan farms and forests to take part in providing 25 percent of renewable forms of energy to the total amount of energy consumed in the United States by the year 2025.
Every House Ag Committee member joined Nitz in approving a resolution to work collaboratively with renewable energy advocates to further explore and enhance the contribution that America's agriculture and forestry sectors can make toward energy production.
The 25X'25 grassroots initiative is spreading nationwide to broaden the spectrum of renewable energy sources to help the nation's energy crisis through the use of innovative technologies, incentives and investments. 
Alternative energy sources being proposed may include wind, solar, biodiesel, ethanol and biomass, which would help Michigan farmers, forestland owners and the American people.
The 25X'25 partners are seeking congressional support in Washington to craft a legislative proposal to develop an action plan that will bring this vision to life.