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.

Bioenergy Day

Statement Release // 10.18.17 // Contact Ernie Shea,

Oct. 18, 2017

25x’25 Partners Join in Today’s 5th Annual Bioenergy Day

"25x'25 Alliance partners are among the dozens of businesses, schools, government agencies and

advocacy organizations around the United States and Canada observing the Fifth Annual

Bioenergy Day today, staging events that recognize the economic and environmental benefits of

using organic materials – biomass – to produce heat, power and fuels," said Bart Ruth, alliance

chairman. "While aimed at educating local residents and stakeholders on bioenergy and how it

contributes locally to forest health and economic productivity, the message is also one that policy

makers at the local, state and federal levels need to hear to ensure bioenergy in all of its forms is

given the optimum opportunity to contribute to our nation's energy strategy.

"While strong efforts are underway to document the lower carbon benefits of sustainably

produced biomass, bioenergy still faces constant and self-serving criticism from fossil fuel

interests that are desperately seeking to hold on to their share of the market. The individuals and

groups out today are casting a very important spotlight on this import sector and the

contributions it makes to the nation's energy security and the economic benefits it provides to

rural America."


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 an executive committee

composed of volunteer leaders. The 25x'25 goal has been endorsed by nearly 1,000 partners, 35 current

and former governors, 15 state legislatures and the U.S. Congress through The Energy Independence and

Security Act of 2007. 25x'25 operates as a special project of Solutions from the Land, a not‐for‐profit

corporation dedicated to land based solutions to global challenges.