Renewable energy policy focus of Ohio’s 25x’25 conference

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COLUMBUS — Farmers, scientists, environmentalists and industry and government leaders will take the next collaborative step in creating renewable energy policy at Energy Connections — Networking to Achieve the 25x’25 Vision Nov. 21 at Hocking College, Nelsonville.

Briefings on state and national energy strategy, along with breakout sessions exploring Ohio-based technology initiatives, expanding renewables for farm and home use, energy efficiency and the impact of climate change discussion on energy development highlight the event.

Goal

The goal is to get 25 percent of our nation’s energy from renewable resources like wind, solar and biofuels by the year 2025.

Membership in the 25x’25 alliance includes a cross section of farm and forestry organizations and is quickly growing to include environmentalists, scientists, business, labor and religious groups.

Speakers

Program speakers include those representing the United States Department of Agriculture — Rural Development, the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio, the Ohio Environmental Council, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Ohio Climate Change Dialogue Group, the Ohio Department of Development, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Buckeye Renewable Fuels Association, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio Corn Growers Association.

For more information and registration materials visit the ‘Take a Look’ section of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Web site, e-mail Dale Arnold or call 614-246-8294.

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