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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:05 PM
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80 Members of Congress Pen Letter to President Bush to Fund Renewable Energy
80 Members of Congress Pen Letter to President Bush to Fund Renewable Energy
The letter closes: "We look forward to working with you on this important endeavor."
Washington, DC

Eighty Members of the U.S. House of Representatives took time this week to send a letter to President Bush seeking substantially higher funding levels for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the White House's Fiscal Year 2008 (FY'08) budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy.

In particular, the letter calls for full funding of the advanced hydropower program and geothermal power programs as well as the biomass/biofuels, wind, and solar programs in addition to the buildings, industry, and vehicles efficiency programs.

Circulated by Representatives Mark Udall (D-CO) and Zach Wamp (R-TN), the letter notes that "renewable energy and energy efficiency can have the most immediate and longest lasting positive effect on energy availability, stable prices, and greenhouse gas emissions."

Consequently, it urges the Administration to "develop a request that fully funds the renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies at the levels authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005." In particular, the letter calls for full funding of the advanced hydropower program and geothermal power programs as well as the biomass/biofuels, wind, and solar programs in addition to the buildings, industry, and vehicles efficiency programs.

http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story ;jsessionid=05D6653B796B9C77DDCE76666D52616D?id=46847
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:08 PM
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1. K&R.nt
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:26 PM
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2. Who's gonna read it to him?
Might seem a little dry after the excitement of My Pet Goat.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:29 PM
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3. Of that eighty, how many also voted to continue paying for the Iraq invasion?
Kind of like the auto companies making ONE energy efficient car so they can advertise how green and cutting edge they are.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:32 PM
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4. 80 million adult americans pen letter to President Bush asking
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 07:32 PM by blondeatlast
him to get the US out of Iraq.

Pretty much to the same response as the renewable energy plea...
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:46 PM
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5. He'll get to that after we run out of oil
Congress is doing the right thing but I really wonder why they even bother?
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:24 PM
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6. K & R
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 05:24 PM by badgerpup
Hey...in one of his SOTU speeches he PROMISED :sarcasm: funding for research and development of this stuff because America's addiction to foreign oil is a BAD THING! (except for him and his buddies, but we won't go into that...)

So, the 110th Democratically controlled Congress is reeeeally gonna work with him on this, help him keep his promise. How bilaterally cooperative is that?
:rofl:
And if Bush refuses...who looks bad then?



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