U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., have introduced a Senate resolution calling for generating 100% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. from clean and renewable energy resources by 2050.
Other senators supporting the resolution include Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii; and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.
According to the senators, the resolution points to the enormous job creation potential of transitioning to renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal, particularly in communities with high rates of unemployment or underemployment.