Climate Champions in House of Representatives Push for 100% Renewable Energy

By Rob Sargent
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

We know that we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up tomorrow. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Here’s one more example of promise and progress:

Last December, Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) and Representative Ellison (D-MN) introduced a House Resolution in supporting a 100 percent clean energy future! The resolution sets forth a goal of achieving 50 percent of electricity derived from wind, solar, and other clean sources by 2030, with a full transition to all clean, renewable energy by mid century. The resolution also calls for near zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

California wind farm. Photo: Flickr.com

We have a long way to go before Congress adopts a resolution like this.  But, every time someone takes a stand, it lays the foundation for renewable energy to be an unstoppable force. So, hats off to Representatives Grijalva and Ellison, along with the 25 other co-sponsors, listed below, for taking that stand:   

Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA)

Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

Representative John Conyers (D-MI)

Representative Theodore Deutch (D-FL)

Representative Michael Honda (D-CA)

Representative Henry Johnson (D-GA)

Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA)

Representative Eleanor Norton (D-DC)

Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Representative Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)

Representative Mark Takano (D-CA)

Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)

Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA)

Representative Sam Farr (D-CA)

Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA)

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY)

Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)

Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA)

Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Stay tuned for more 100 percent clean energy news!