Fix the Grid: NO to Fossil Fuels, YES to a Just & Democratic Energy Grid

ISO-New England

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As states across our region take action for a 100% clean, local, and renewable energy future, our region’s electricity grid operator, called ISO-NE, is keeping us hooked on polluting fossil fuels. Over and over, ISO-NE chooses fracked gas over clean energy, extends the life of the most polluting power plants, and thwarts state efforts to reach our mandated clean energy goals. The result is that Black, Indigenous, communities of color and poor communities bear an unjust burden of these energy sources' pollution.

We deserve an energy grid that is responsive to the needs of ratepayers and the people living with climate catastrophe and pollution, not fossil fuel executives and utilities.

The best time to plan for the future is now. That’s why we’re calling on ISO-NE to adopt our vision for a just and democratic energy grid that phases out fossil fuels and brings clean, renewable energy for all.

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To: ISO-New England
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The way ISO-NE controls our regional electricity market keeps us hooked on polluting fossil fuels, and the result is that Black, Indigenous, communities of color and poor communities bear an unjust burden of fossil fuel pollution. This is thwarting state efforts to reach our mandated clean energy goals.

We need an energy grid that works for all of us and moves us to the clean, local, renewable energy system that we need.

We’re calling for ISO-NE to work with states and communities to build a just and democratic energy grid that:

1) Stops propping up dirty energy infrastructure in New England;
2) Stops importing fossil fuels from Indigenous communities and fracking communities;
3) Transitions to 100% renewable energy through electrification and expanding clean, local, safe renewable energy sources;
4) Encourages small-scale and decentralized energy production and storage;
5) Is governed transparently and democratically with community input on where our energy comes from and where it goes; and
6) Is affordable and accessible for all.