18 October, 2007
By 2025, the United States should produce 25% of its energy needs from renewable sources according to a non-binding resolution adopted in the US House of Representatives on 15 October. The “25 by 25” resolution is the result of a big lobbying campaign by a coalition consisting of more than 600 agricultural, energy, and environmental groups, business and labour interests and NGOs. A big part of the target is supposed to be delivered by biofuels and biomass.
In March 2007, the EU set itself a target of 20% by 2020 with 10% of that goal coming from biofuels.
- Environment News Service: House Approves 25 Percent Renewable Energy by 2025
- Biofuels Journal: House of Representatives Adopts New U.S. Energy Goal: 25% of Energy From Renewable Sources By 2025