America is home to innovative entrepreneurs and industries that have tackled many challenges in our nation’s history. We have already seen American businesses rise to the challenge of climate change, from innovators of electric cars to state-of-the-art solar manufacturing. We are seeing proven technologies in the market that can transition our country to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050 while creating millions of jobs in the process. Now all we need is the political will to get there.
The 100 by ’50 Act lays out a set of policies that will not only make a transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy possible, but ensure a just transition for workers, and low-income and disadvantaged communities.
The scientists have already spoken — we know the impacts that we are facing, and when we can expect to face them. If an asteroid was hurtling its way through space towards our planet, we would do everything in our power and utilize every tool at our disposal to stop that asteroid.
Our commitment to fighting climate change should be no less. There is no question that there will be very real challenges in this transition, but we must rise to those challenges. Our nation, and our planet, are at stake.
Learn more about 100 by ’50
The 100 by ’50 Act is landmark legislation to combat climate change and prevent some of its most serious consequences. Click here to download a short summary of the bill.
To see the full text of the bill, click here.
To download a copy of the 100 by ’50 pamphlet, click here.
Successfully meeting this challenge requires widespread citizen engagement. It’s not just a question of getting federal policy right; we need to mobilize throughout our society. Each of us can play a role by advocating for 100 by ’50 in our own communities and organizations, whether it’s our university campus, our businesses, our town, or our state.
Are you ready to point your community toward 100%? You can be an advocate using these or other models:
- Senators Merkley and Markey’s 100% renewable energy Senate Resolution
- Portland’s 100% renewable energy Resolution
- New York’s bill
- California’s bill
- Massachusetts’ bill
- Nevada’s bill
- Hawaii’s bill
Climate change demands urgent action now, at every level. We need people at institutions and jurisdictions across America to be leaders in the fight for 100 by ’50. It’s said we’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last generation to be able to do something about it. So let’s get to work!