Fix the Grid: NO to Fossil Fuels, YES to a Just & Democratic Energy Grid
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, from the proposed peaker plant in Peabody, MA, to the Merrimack Generating Station in Bow, NH, and the Mystic Generating Station in Everett, MA. 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.
From: [Your Name]
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 electrical generation sources for use in New England;
2) Transitions to 100% renewable energy through demand reduction and conservation, electrification and expanding clean, local, safe renewable energy sources;
3) Encourages small-scale and decentralized energy production and storage that protects our air, water, soil, forests, environment, and communities;
4) Is governed transparently and democratically with community input on infrastructure siting; and
5) Is affordable and accessible for all.