Bilbray among ‘Biofuels’ top 10

Biofuels Digest, on its website, published its top 10 “walk-walkers” — Congress members and senators who are the biggest supporters of renewable energy and bioenergy.

Congressman Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, was ranked number eight along with representatives Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Harry Teague of New Mexico and Aaron Schock of Illinois.

Bilbray and Teague were noted for their work with biotech companies in developing algae as a biofuel and solar power in San Diego and New Mexico.

President Barack Obama topped the list, followed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, U.S. energy power czar Carol Browner, Energy Secretary Steve Chu, New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman, Washington Congressman Jay Inslee, South Dakota Senator John Thune and North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, senators Max Baucus of Montana and Charles Grassley of Iowa, as well as senators John Kerry of Massachusetts, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.