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Climate Groups Push Congress for 100% Renewable Energy Standard

March 22, 2021, 6:28 PM

Clean energy groups on Monday urged Congress to enact President Joe Biden’s plan to decarbonize the power sector by 2035 and ensure investment benefits flow to low-income and minority populations.

Thirty states require some renewable energy to power grids, according to the state and regional groups, including the Chesapeake Climate Action Network on the East Coast and Climate Solutions based in Oregon and Washington.

“A national grid free of carbon pollution is at the vital center of our nation’s fight against climate change and for a future where the United States is competitive on the world stage,” the groups wrote ...