The state’s largest farm organization wants Governor Brad Henry to endorse the “25 by â€˜25” renewable energy initiative supported by Farm Bureau. In a letter to the governor, Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Mike Spradling encouraged the state leader to promote renewable energy in the state.
“Our policy specifies the state set a goal that 25 percent of energy sold in Oklahoma be renewable energy by the year 2025,” Spradling said.
“Oklahoma is rich in energy resources,” Spradling said, “not only with our large oil and gas fields, but also with the opportunities that lie ahead with wind and solar power, biomass and hydroelectricity. Oklahoma truly is a leader in energy development. These advances provide many opportunities to all Oklahomans, especially those in the agricultural sector.”
The farm leader adds that every land owner in this country can contribute to the initiative.
“I believe our farms, forests, ranches and other working lands can provide 25 percent of the nation’s total energy consumed in this country while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber.”