Maine is on the verge of becoming the sixth state in America to commit to shifting to 100% renewable energy, after law makers supported plans to do so by 2050.

Welcoming the news, Alice Elliott, Maine Chapter Director of the Sierra Club, said: “A huge thanks is in order to Maine legislators and Governor Janet Mills for having the vision to pursue legislation that will eliminate the release of carbon in the air and free our economy from the fossil fuel industry. We must dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions to avoid permanent damage to the state’s ecosystems, wildlife, and coastal towns. The climate crisis should be a non-partisan issue and getting Maine to 100% clean energy by 2050 is a great start to reducing emissions.” according to the Sierra Club.

Once the Governor signs the bill, Maine will join Washington DC, New Mexico, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington State, and Puerto Rico in making the historic move.