In the People's Interest

Support Dems to achieve a clean energy future


Support Dems to achieve a clean energy future Montana is behind in clean energy. Environmental Defense Fund put together a coalition of states, consumer, utility, labor and environmental justice groups to gain 150 co-sponsors for the 100% Clean Economy Act, currently before the U.S. House. Other EDF-led examples: Colorado passed a 2019 law mandating a 90% cut in climate pollution by 2050 and 50% by 2030; Illinois added 1,300 solar jobs in 2018 due to their Future Energy Jobs Act; Xcel Energy plans to go carbon-free by 2050 and cut climate pollution 80% by 2030; Duke Energy & Michigan’s DTE Energy plan to cut their carbon pollution 50% by 2030 and net-zero by 2050.
Montana should follow these footsteps to improve our health, environment, create jobs and cut costs. Montana Democratic Party platform: “As we confront global climate change, Montana Democrats believe that we must reduce our reliance on fossil fuels through a combination of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the development of clean, renewable energy sources. We
believe that we can achieve this goal and create or provide transitions into good Montana jobs.” Support Montana democratic candidates to achieve clean energy in Montana, a truly consumer oriented PSC, and the passage of the national 100% Clean Economy Act.
Patricia Simmons

Bozeman Daily Chronicle 2/29/2020

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