To the editor:

Even though the election is over, we have a lot of work left to do. Burning oil, gas and coal has not only polluted our air, water and land for decades here in Massachusetts, now it's also changing our climate even faster than scientists feared it would.

We can have healthier communities and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy. Recently, over 50 events were held across the country for the "100% Committed. 100% Renewable. Week of Action for Renewable Energy."

Thousands of people across the country joined the call for commitments to 100 percent renewable energy. Companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook are all committed to 100 percent renewable energy, and so are cities such as San Diego, California; Aspen, Colorado; and Greensburg; Kansas.

In 2016, 97 percent of all new energy on the grid was from wind and solar. One hundred percent renewable energy is 100 percent possible. I urge Gov. Baker to make a commitment to powering the country with 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Additionally, I urge Gov. Baker to recommit his support to double the pace of clean energy progress under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an important policy that limits carbon pollution from power plants.

Sharon SolomonĀ 

Cambridge

Global Warming Solutions Campaign Organizer

Environment Massachusetts

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