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"25x'25" seeks U.S. energy solutions

The state has formed an energy coalition, which has a goal to find ways to secure 25 percent of the nation's energy production from renewable resources by 2025.

The state has formed an energy coalition, which has a goal to find ways to secure 25 percent of the nation's energy production from renewable resources by 2025.

"Energy is one of the most important issues facing our state and nation," said state Sen. Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, chairman of the "25x'25" coalition's steering committee. "For the sake of national security and energy independence, we must expand our renewable energy production. In Kansas, that means agriculture must play an even larger role in helping foster our energy independence."

According to the federal energy department, renewable energy accounts for only 6 percent of the nation's total energy consumption.

The Kansas 25x'25 coalition is modeled after the national organization. Its steering committee includes Taddiken, Rep. Sharon Schwartz, R-Washington; Rep. Carl Holmes, R-Liberal; Secretary of Agriculture Adrian Polansky; Brad Harrelson, Kansas Farm Bureau; Fred Cholick, of Kansas State University's College of Agriculture; Ken Frahm, chairman of the Kansas Energy Council; and Jere White representing corn and grain sorghum growers.

Taddiken released a written statement announcing the coalition's... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The state has formed an energy coalition, which has a goal to find ways to secure 25 percent of the nation's energy production from renewable resources by 2025.

"Energy is one of the most important issues facing our state and nation," said state Sen. Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, chairman of the "25x'25" coalition's steering committee. "For the sake of national security and energy independence, we must expand our renewable energy production. In Kansas, that means agriculture must play an even larger role in helping foster our energy independence."

According to the federal energy department, renewable energy accounts for only 6 percent of the nation's total energy consumption.

The Kansas 25x'25 coalition is modeled after the national organization. Its steering committee includes Taddiken, Rep. Sharon Schwartz, R-Washington; Rep. Carl Holmes, R-Liberal; Secretary of Agriculture Adrian Polansky; Brad Harrelson, Kansas Farm Bureau; Fred Cholick, of Kansas State University's College of Agriculture; Ken Frahm, chairman of the Kansas Energy Council; and Jere White representing corn and grain sorghum growers.

Taddiken released a written statement announcing the coalition's formation. Currently, Kansas ethanol plants produce 170 million gallons of ethanol a year, a number Taddiken cited as evidence farmer's can make a difference.


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SEP 2 2006
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