100% Renewable Energy by 2025 on the Iowa Democratic Platform

Due to the actions of Climate Mobilizer April Burch, The Iowa Democratic Party has ratified the need to go to 100% renewable energy by 2025! 

As reported in  Fallon Forum (its the second story listed):

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Closer to home, major kudos to April Burch for convincing delegates at the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) convention to include The Climate Mobilization‘s language in the Party Platform. In her speech in favor of changing the IDP platform plank from “We support Renewable Energy Standard Requirements (40% by 2020; 50% by 2030; 100% by 2050)” to “We support Renewable Energy Standard requirements of 100% by 2025,” April said:

“While it appears that the majority of Iowa democrats support the idea of reducing carbon emissions to 350 parts per million (ppm) alongside Bill McKibben of 350.org, we cannot and will not even approach scaling back to 350 ppm in our lifetimes unless we immediately fight for the most aggressive climate change measures imaginable.

“This requires the Iowa Democratic Party to send the strongest message possible that we are serious about averting the climate crisis. The Climate Mobilization pledge to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2025 allows us to soundly reject new fossil fuel infrastructure projects like the Bakken Pipeline as well as the horrors of bomb trains, catastrophic oil spills, and fracking.

 

 

“Please vote to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2025 for our grandchildren’s grandchildren.”

The change passed on a voice vote! Way to go, April!



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  • commented 2016-07-01 02:47:35 -0400
    This is the kind of political action that is needed. Congratulations, April, your initiative is inspirational.