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Senate Proceeding on Jul 28th, 2010 :: 6:32:20 to 6:34:39
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Byron Dorgan

6:32:16 to 6:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: with that, mr. yield the floor. and could, mr. president, reclaim it and ask my colleague from north dakota for any comments that he might have on renewable energy portfolio within energy mr. dorgan: if i might, the senator from kansas spoke about

Byron Dorgan

6:32:20 to 6:34:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Byron Dorgan

Byron Dorgan

6:32:37 to 6:32:57( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: this and worked on this in the energy committee now over a year ago when we worked together to get what is called a renewable electricity standard. some call it a renewable portfolio standard. whatever you call it, it is a requirement that deliver the -- the delivery electricity be electricity that comes from a certain percentage derived from renewable source, wind, solar, and so on.

Byron Dorgan

6:32:58 to 6:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: and i think it is very important to do that and i appreciate the senator from kansas and his position. there's this old sing, if you don't care where you're going, you're never going to be lost. if our country doesn't describe, here's the route we want to take, here's where we want to go as a country, if we don't do

Byron Dorgan

6:33:20 to 6:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: that wherever we find ourselves 10 years from now, that's where we are, i guess. if we want to be less dependent on foreign oil, we need to describe an energy future that incentivizes the development of renewable energy. how do you maximize wind and solar energy, by creating an

Byron Dorgan

6:33:43 to 6:34:03( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: energy standard that drives the development and an ability to produce it in one area and load it in another. we did that in a bill that passed the energy committee a year ago now. i fully support the senator from kansas' notion that the 15% renewable electricity standard that we created, we ought to

Byron Dorgan

6:34:04 to 6:34:24( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: advance at this point in any energy bill to the extent that we can. i don't know whether we'll part company on this, i have always indicated i supported 20% renewable electricity standard. we can phase it in, do whatever. but i believe our country ought to push very hard to move in the direction of maximizing the capability to produce renewable

Byron Dorgan

6:34:25 to 6:34:41( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: energy and produce it where the wind blows and sunshines, put it on the wire and move it to the load centers and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. that's exactly what we ought to be doing. the senator and i sure agree on the philosophy of this issue and the need for this provision in

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