February 15, 2017

Editorial: Bill would help ensure energy, and economy, are renewable

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A bill recently introduced in the state Legislature holds the promise of helping to combat climate change while transforming the Massachusetts economy.

An Act transitioning Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy, filed by Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, calls for  “100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and 100 percent renewable energy economy-wide — including electricity, heating, transportation and other sectors — by 2050,” according to an article by State House News Service.

“Massachusetts has a proud history of clean energy leadership. Now, more than ever, it’s critical for us to lead the way,” Ben Hellerstein, state director for Environment Massachusetts, said in a release.

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