Md. should commit to 100 percent renewable energy

Md. should commit to 100 percent renewable energy.

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 Maryland. Now it's 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.

This week, 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, Aspen, Colo., and Greensburg, Kans. In 2016, 97 percent of all new energy on the grid was from wind and solar ("Economics to keep wind and solar energy thriving," Nov. 23).

100 percent renewable energy is 100 percent possible. I urge Maryland's Congressional delegation to make a commitment to powering the country with 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

Emma Howe

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