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Published: Thursday, 9/28/2006

Congress hopefuls urged to support clean energy

Congressional incumbents and their opponents yesterday were urged to support policies that save energy and promote alternative power.

The Ohio Public Interest Research Group, through a campaign called New Energy Future, called upon candidates to seek reductions in oil use by 33 percent by 2025 while trying to get a quarter of the nation s energy needs filled from clean and renewable domestic power sources.

The group also urged a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption through higher-efficiency appliances, building designs, and energy-saving materials by 2025 while tripling research and development funds.

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