As Iowa Governor Chet Culver wants to make the Hawkeye State the renewable energy capitol of the world, one legislator says he will propose legislation to achieve that goal.
This story on WHO-TV (Des Moines) says Senator Jack Hatch says he will propose a 20 percent renewable energy standard for the state when legislature comes back together during the next session:
“If we let this slip away, renewable energy, and I’m talking soy biodiesel, ethanol, wind, everything, we’ll be facing a train wreck in this state,” Chris Peterson, President of the Iowa Farmers Union said. “We need to move forward with renewable. It’s a must to revitalize the rural economy.”
Hatch made the announcement during a meeting with the Sierra Club and the United Steel Workers Union.