Friday, December 7, 2007

Tell Congress You Want An Energy Independent Future!!

This is the moment of truth. The time for action is right now.

Are you interested in raising national fuel economy standards to 35 mpg? Assuring that 15% of all energy in this country is from renewable sources? Bolstering national security and forcing your government to help us clean up our act?

Well then read on!

Thanks to solar energy supporters like you, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Energy Independence Act of 2007 yesterday by a vote of 235 to 181.

This is one of the most important pieces of energy legislation ever - extending solar tax incentives, increasing fuel efficiency standards, and creating a 15% federal renewable energy portfolio standard by 2020. Now it heads to the Senate for a vote expected later today or tomorrow.

Time is short. Your help is urgently needed to get this bill passed in the Senate.

1) Contact your U.S. Senators today and urge them to pass the Energy Bill to help promote energy independence. Also, ask them to rally their colleagues to support this vital piece of legislation -- especially these key colleagues below.

Simply click the Senator's name to find the phone number. Other numbers are at

If you don't know your nine digit zip, just enter the five digit zip followed by four zeroes and the info will come up. Then:

1) Forward this email to friends and family, especially to those who live in the states listed above, to encourage them to also contact their Senator today.

2) If you're a blogger, please also spread the word online.

Together, we can extend powerful solar incentives, improve fuel efficiency, and ensure 15% of U.S. electricity comes from renewable sources of energy like solar and wind by 2020.

Remember, the Senate vote is expected to take place today or tomorrow so please take action right now. Your phone call, your support could make all the difference.

We thank you for your continued support.

With sincere thanks,

Brad Collins
Executive Director,
American Solar Energy Society
Boulder, Colorado

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