Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Rep. Walorski supports alternative fuels

"To study a variety of renewable energy resources, alternative fuel House Bill (HB) 1285 recently passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives by 86-0. It calls for the Environmental Quality Service Council (EQSC) to study the most effective way of implementing the Renewable Fuels Standards of the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 for the State of Indiana. Such a standard would require all gasoline sold in the state to contain ethanol, which is made from corn, and all diesel fuel sold to contain biodiesel, which is made from soybeans. The bill will now move to Governor Daniels' desk for consideration.

'We should be examining ways to make our state one of the leaders of alternative fuels,' said Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Lakeville), who co-authored the bill. 'Indiana has the resources necessary to sustain much of the country's needs for ethanol and biofuels.'"

More at Renewable Energy Access.