The following letter was sent to U.S. Senators Evan Bayh, (D-Ind.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) on Feb. 13 asking them to support a federal Renewable Energy Standard (RES) requiring utilities to obtain electricity from renewable sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy.
The signatories include renewable energy business owners, academics, citizens, mayors, farmers and labor leaders. Sen. Bayh sits on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that may make a decision in March on the need for a federal standard.
Dear Senators Lugar and Bayh:
As a diverse group of Indiana companies, manufacturers, renewable energy developers, scientists and academics, farmers, unions, as well as local elected officials, we are writing to urge you to support a 25-percent-by-2025 Renewable Electricity Standard (RES).