By Bob Katzen

A bill that would require the state to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and 100 percent clean power for transportation and heating by 2045 was unveiled by its sponsors. Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington), one of the bill’s authors, described it as “the most important bill” that will be taken up this year. “The goal is to be ambitious,” Garballey said. “We believe it’s an achievable goal. We have a moral obligation to our country and our world.”

“If you live in a coastal community, if you live in a dry, arid community, people’s lives are being destroyed and people are being killed today for issues that are directly linked to climate change,” said Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), another sponsor of the bill. “Climate change is already impacting the way we live.”

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