Pa. Legislators See Renewable Energy's Ups and Downsides

US energy dependency is increasing by 2 to 3 percent each year, so even if green resources are doubled, the USA remains 1 or 2 percent behind each year.

Published: 30-Jul-2007

When it comes to alternative energy, many lawmakers think it’s a pretty good idea, at least in theory.

"I think we should be using as many alternative energy sources as possible," state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, said. "The question is, where do you get the money?"

State Sen. Roger A. Madigan, R-Towanda, has a constituency that includes many farmers who see the benefits of tapping ethanol from corn for fuel.

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