The Push For 100% Renewables
There’s new blood in the state and federal legislatures, and climate change is at the top of their agenda. Here in MA, fourteen of the twenty four newly sworn in state representatives support aggressive action on climate change. At the federal level, we’ve seen ambitious new proposals and a new committee to address climate change as a top priority.
Massachusetts Fights Climate Change
- Over half of the incoming state representatives have formed a bipartisan group they’re calling GreenTeamMA
- The Green Team supports 100% renewable energy sources in Massachusetts by 2050
- This will be achieved with measures such as carbon pricing and driving up demand for energy sources such as wind and solar
- They are focussing on a bottom up approach with grassroots action by voters and consumers who are concerned about public health and climate change
The Federal\Climate Crisis Committee
- The midterm elections saw an infusion of progressive new representatives and a flip to a House controlled by Democrats
- New members have proposed a “Green New Deal,” an aggressive plan which would combine action on climate change and economic inequality while creating job growth
- Nancy Pelosi has put together a Climate Change Committee, which has a narrower scope but still emphasizes the importance of preparing for and combating climate change
A key component of all of these plans is encouraging consumers to choose greener options. Legislation is important to level the playing field for clean energy, but there are impactful choices we can make right now to fight climate change, especially here in Massachusetts.
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