At packed hearing, Ben Hellerstein testifies for 100% renewable energy

If you want Massachusetts to go all-in on renewable energy, you’ve got company.

On July 23, hundreds of legislators, environmental advocates and community leaders showed up in support of the 100% Renewable Energy Act at a hearing before the Legislature’s energy committee. The measure would transition the state to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and phase out the use of fossil fuels for heat and transportation by 2045. The bill has the endorsement of 113 legislators and dozens of environmental, civic and business organizations.

“We can power our lives without polluting our air or changing our climate,” testified Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein at the hearing. “Massachusetts has long led the nation in reducing harmful pollution and expanding renewable energy. Our commonwealth’s leadership is needed now more than ever.”

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Photo: Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein testifies in support of moving Massachusetts to 100% renewable energy. Credit: Staff

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