Stop Global Warming in the Energy Bill
Global warming is the greatest moral challenge of our time--and the single most urgent threat to the future of wildlife. As Congress crafts an Energy Bill, make sure global warming is the number one priority. Show your support for renewable energy and higher fuel efficiency standards.
In order to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, the United States needs to begin reducing our global warming pollution by 2 percent per year, to reduce total global warming pollution by 80 percent by 2050. The sooner we can begin to do this, the cheaper it will be and the less impact we will face from global warming.
The Energy Bill has many provisions that would help us start down this path of annual 2 percent reduction in global warming pollution. In supporting an energy bill that reduces global warming pollution, I encourage you to:
1. Support a Renewable Energy Standard (RES) that would require at least 15 percent of our energy to come from renewable sources by 2020.
2. Support an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) that would require the US to lower our total electricity use by 10 percent by 2020.
3. Support a Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard (CAFE) that would require an average fuel economy of at least 35 miles per gallon by 2020.
4. Support Sustainable "Next Generation" Biofuel production that would increase the production of crops that are grown in a wildlife friendly manner for fuel that is far less polluting than gasoline.
5. Oppose any mandates for the production of Liquid Coal transportation fuel, which emits large amounts of global warming pollution.
Thank you very much.