Here’s why we’re hooked on fossil fuels
You know what’s possible?
Clean, renewable energy fueling every home in the Northeast.
An energy grid that is democratic and responds to the needs of the people who use it.
And a transformation that protects our health, our communities, and our climate.
We’re still a long way away from that vision. Right now, in cities like Peabody, MA, fossil fuel power plants are being proposed to fuel our region. But it’s not just one fossil fuel power plant in Peabody, MA that’s the problem.
It’s the regional energy grid operator behind it.
That’s ISO-NE, the corporation that controls the energy grid for all of the Northeast. Time and time again, they choose fossil fuels over clean energy. They extend the life of old and polluting power plants. They make it nearly impossible to meet our clean energy goals.
And they mandate fracked gas and oil power plants, like the one proposed in Peabody.
In case you missed it, here are the words that the IPCC used to describe climate change in their report this summer: widespread, rapid, and intensifying.
To say the least, now’s not a good time to be investing in fossil fuels.
Here’s the thing: We CAN take action to mitigate the worst impacts of the climate crisis, and it WILL make a difference. But it’s going to take a lot of work.
And like always, we believe that lasting change starts local.
That’s why we’re working in the Northeast, in the six states we call home, to change the regional energy grid over from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy.
This work starts on the ground in cities like Peabody, MA. When neighbors found out about the proposed fossil fuel power plant, they got together and started taking action to prevent it from ever being built.
This story is familiar across our six states, where everyday people are rising up to stop fracked gas pipelines and polluting power plants in their own backyards.
But there’s one thing we can do to change that story. Right now, our grid operator, ISO-NE, is running our region’s energy grid on dirty fossil fuels.
We can change that. There’s no reason to keep investing in fossil fuels when clean, renewable energy is possible. We just need to convince ISO-NE to change their policies and clear the way for a clean energy future.
Together, we can do this. We’re working with people across the region to demand that ISO-NE stop its dependency on fossil fuels. Will you join us?
Thanks for taking action.