Maine is the seventh state to pass a 100% clean energy target, defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels. Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill that establishes a 100% clean energy target for Washington state. Update, 6/27/19: Maine recently became the seventh state to commit to 100% clean energy . State lawmakers passed a bill that requires Maine to generate all of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. California, Hawaii, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, and Washington have passed similar laws. Original blog, 5/13/19: Sporting a ball cap that proclaimed “100%” in big yellow numbers, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law earlier this month that gives his state what many are calling the strongest clean energy standard in the nation. The law requires that 100% of Washington’s electricity come from clean energy sources by 2045 — and establishes an intermediate target for phasing out coal by 2025. Washington joins a growing group of states that are defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels by enacting clean energy targets that are pushing our nation — one state at a time — to shift from dirty to clean energy and take […]

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