Rabb, Murt Bill Targets 100% Renewables by 2050

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Two Philadelphia lawmakers are among those who will unveil new, bipartisan legislation being introduced in the Pennsylvania State House and Senate this week to transition the commonwealth to 100% renewable energy by 2050, as recommended by the scientific community to be able to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Each bill has more than a dozen sponsors at time of introduction.

While other states have introduced similar proposals, Pennsylvania will be the first state in the nation to have a Republican as the main sponsor of such state-level legislation.

State Reps. Tom Murt (R-Northeast/Montgomery), Chris Rabb (D-Northwest) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery) will unveil the legislation in the State Capitol Media Center at 11:00 a.m. this morning.

They will be joined by a diverse set of stakeholder voices including Pennsylvania religious leaders, business leaders and health experts who will address climate change. PennEnvironment, Pennsylvania Council of


Churches, a Widener University sustainable ethics and law professor, Widener University Law School and a solar-power company are among them.

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