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Democrats flex muscles with ‘aggressive’ climate initiative: ‘There's no time to waste.’

Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., speaks during the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force news conference on the release of the 2018 legislative agenda for the 115th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

With Democrats in control of the House, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled an aggressive plan to address climate change at a news conference Tuesday.

The initiative, named 100by50, aims to switch the U.S. to a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050. Rep. Paul Tonko rolled out a list of hearing topics related to this climate initiative, from reducing industrial emissions to modernizing the electric grid.

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