Feasibility and Implications of Two Dozen States Achieving 100% Renewable Energy Goals Equitably

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), in conjunction with COPAL (Minnesota), GreenRoots (Massachusetts), and the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC), seeks to better understand the feasibility and implications of states meeting 100 percent of their electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035.

On the Road to 100 Percent Renewables: States Can Lead an Equitable Energy Transition examines the feasibility and effects of state members of the United States Climate Alliance meeting all of their electricity needs with renewable energy, while decarbonizing other sectors of the economy and ensuring equitable benefits to all communities. The study also conducted a detailed analysis for Massachusetts, Michigan, and Minnesota to further highlight the public health, economic, and energy affordability considerations of moving toward 100 percent renewable energy.

In this Clean Energy States Alliance webinar, report authors discussed their findings.


  • Paula García, Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst at UCS
  • Bridget Vial, Energy Democracy Organizer at the MEJC
  • Edyta Sitko, Energy Organizing Manager at UCS
  • John Walkey, Director of Waterfront and Climate Justice Initiatives at GreenRoots
  • Leslee Gutierrez, Lead Environmental Justice Organizer at COPAL MN
  • Warren Leon, Executive Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on behalf of the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative.