- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (AP) - A top adviser to President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass an energy bill to spur the development of renewable energy while curbing the emissions that contribute to global warming.

Carol Browner, director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change, says the country needs comprehensive legislation to help re-establish itself as the world’s leader in clean energy production and slowing climate change.

Browner made her comments at a forum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A bill co-authored by Massachusetts Congressman Edward Markey is set to come up for a hearing next week. In part, the bill would require 25 percent of the nation’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2025.

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