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.


Utilisation of wind energy by means of the towing kite makes it possible to provide relief to the main engine – 10 to 15 percent less bunker consumption is expected in the initial phase of operation.


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