Worldwatch President to Discuss Biofuels at Renewable Energy Summit

On Wednesday, March 21, Worldwatch President Christopher Flavin will speak at the 3rd National 25x’25 Renewable Energy Summit held in Washington D.C. The Summit will address the 25x’25 Action Plan, which promotes the vision that America's farms, ranches, and forests will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States by 2025 while continuing to produce abundant, safe, and affordable food, feed, and fiber. The three-day conference will take place at the Fairmont Hotel and Flavin will speak at 9:30 AM.

In light of the recent ethanol partnership forged by the United States and Brazil, Flavin will make the case for biofuels as an environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, including their potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These and other key bioenergy issues are discussed in Worldwatch’s upcoming publication, Biofuels for Transportation. Over 250 agricultural leaders, politicians, and policy experts are expected to attend. Additional speakers include Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT), Vinod Khosla, Chairman of Khosla Ventures, and Tom Dorr, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) will address a special breakfast held Thursday morning on Capitol Hill.

For more details, or to register for the summit, go to www.25x25.org