MILLENNIALS’ PLAN FOR 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE FUTURE

By Bob Katzen

Many of the state’s leaders from the millennial generation gathered at Boston University’s BUild Lab for discussions on how to transition Massachusetts to a 100 percent renewable energy supply for electricity, heating and transportation.

“As millennials, the way our society produces and consumes energy will affect our lives for decades to come,” said Ben Hellerstein, State Director of the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center. “The good news is that we have the power to do something about it. Millennials are showing that a future powered entirely by renewable energy is attainable.”

“This is the most critical issue of our time, especially for millennials, since we are the ones who will have to breathe the air and drink the water in 30, 40, 50 years,” said Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow). “The window of time when we can actually do something to prevent the disastrous effects of fossil fuels is closing rapidly, so this is an all-hands-on-deck situation. Summits like these that bring together policymakers, energy experts and advocates are important for finding solutions and building the momentum we need to make change.”

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