25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.

25x’25 Statement on Clean Power Plan

Statement Release // 08.03.15 // Contact Ernie Shea, 410-252-7079

 

For immediate release

 

25x'25 Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan

 

The Clean Power Plan, as proposed by the White House today, will create new opportunities for expanding the production of renewable energy across the country and, in turn, help achieve the 25x'25 goal issued a decade ago. The plan offers the nation the opportunity to move the way it meets our energy needs into the 21st century, further encouraging alternative energy sources that can boost our economy by creating new jobs and lowering our energy costs, enhance our energy security by continuing to lower our reliance on volatile fossil fuel supplies, and significantly improve our environment by reducing emissions that impact our air. At the same time, EPA's failure to allow states to count soil carbon sequestration achieved through agricultural practices toward their respective targets is a major disappointment. This oversight eliminates the nearest-term, lowest-cost mechanism for reducing carbon in our atmosphere. Still, the 25x'25 Alliance looks forward to reviewing the final rule and helping our partners capitalize on any renewable energy opportunities that this new policy will provide.

 

 

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25x'25 is a diverse alliance of agricultural, forestry, environmental, conservation and other organizations and businesses that are working collaboratively to advance the goal of securing 25 percent of the nation's energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025. 25x'25 is led by a national executive committee composed of volunteer leaders and is a special project of the Energy Future Coalition (EFC). The EFC is a broad-based non-partisan public policy initiative that seeks to bring about change in U.S. energy policy to address overarching challenges related to the production and use of energy.