100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 Is Introduced Into Congress
Representative Don McEachin introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019, which was co-sponsored by over 150 other members of congress.
The goal of the bill is to have the U.S. eventually fully powered by 100% clean energy. One of the main requirements of the bill is to have federal agencies lay out a plan to reduce greenhouse emissions completely by 2050.
The bill highlights the year 2050 since it aligns with a date that scientists have concluded is the tipping point for when major effects of climate change can no longer be avoided. By 2050, temperature rises will have surpassed the 1.5 degrees Celsius mark.
“The need to act on climate has never been clearer: 2019 is on pace to be one of the hottest years ever recorded and every week brings another community damaged by extreme weather events fueled by climate change,” said Congressman McEachin. “That is why we must boldly transition to a 100% clean economy. The 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 will protect public health and our environment; create high-quality green jobs that will strengthen our economy; and mitigate the impacts of climate change for all communities and all generations.”