Join the 100% Clean Act campaign launch on Tuesday, May 4 at 1 PM

For decades, Massachusetts has helped lead the nation in renewable energy. Now, it’s time to set our sights even higher. On Tuesday, we’re officially launching our campaign to pass the 100% Clean Act for 100 percent clean electricity, heating, and transportation.

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Ben Hellerstein
State Director

Author: Ben Hellerstein

State Director

(617) 747-4368

Started on staff: 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College

Ben directs Environment Massachusetts’ efforts to promote clean air, clean water, clean energy and open spaces in Massachusetts. In 2016, he launched a campaign to repower Massachusetts with 100 percent renewable energy. Prior to assuming his current role, Ben led the organization’s effort to get Massachusetts to 20 percent renewable electricity by 2025. His areas of expertise lie in renewable energy and the impacts of fossil fuel pollution, and he has authored reports on clean energy policies at the local, state and federal levels, earning media coverage statewide. Ben lives in Boston, where he enjoys exploring the city on foot, by bike and by public transit.

For decades, Massachusetts has helped lead the nation in renewable energy. We were the first state to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants, and one of the first to make big commitments to solar and offshore wind.

Now, it’s time to set our sights even higher. On Tuesday, we’re officially launching our campaign to pass the 100% Clean Act for 100 percent clean electricity, heating, and transportation.

We have a chance to pass this bill into law — but we need you to get involved. Show your support by joining our virtual campaign launch next Tuesday, May 4 at 1 PM.

Today, most of our energy comes from fossil fuels, polluting our air and warming our climate. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Instead of burning oil and gas, we can harness pollution-free power from the sun and the wind. When our communities run on renewable energy, our air will be cleaner, our families will be healthier, and we’ll help prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

The 100% Clean Act, filed by Rep. Marjorie Decker, Rep. Sean Garballey, and Sen. Joseph Boncore, will transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 and 100 percent clean heating and transportation by 2045.

These goals are ambitious, but we can get there if we all work together — in our communities, in our schools and workplaces, in our homes, and in the halls of government.

We’re asking supporters like you to join us on Zoom on May 4 to stand up for 100 percent clean energy. At the event, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers and learn how you can get involved in the campaign for the 100% Clean Act.

RSVP for the 100% Clean Act campaign launch on Tuesday at 1 PM.

Photo: Middelgrunden wind farm, Kim Hansen via Wikimedia

Ben Hellerstein
State Director

Author: Ben Hellerstein

State Director

(617) 747-4368

Started on staff: 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College

Ben directs Environment Massachusetts’ efforts to promote clean air, clean water, clean energy and open spaces in Massachusetts. In 2016, he launched a campaign to repower Massachusetts with 100 percent renewable energy. Prior to assuming his current role, Ben led the organization’s effort to get Massachusetts to 20 percent renewable electricity by 2025. His areas of expertise lie in renewable energy and the impacts of fossil fuel pollution, and he has authored reports on clean energy policies at the local, state and federal levels, earning media coverage statewide. Ben lives in Boston, where he enjoys exploring the city on foot, by bike and by public transit.