Fix The 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 need an energy grid that is as visionary and hungry for change as communities bearing the brunt of our dirty energy sources and climate change. We’re calling for ISO-NE to work with states and communities to build a just and democratic energy grid that:

  • Stops propping up dirty energy electrical generation sources for use in the Northeast
  • Transitions to 100% renewable energy through conservation, demand reduction, electrification, and expansion of clean, local, safe renewable energy sources
  • Encourages small-scale and decentralized energy production and storage that protects our air, water, soil, forests, environment, and communities
  • Is governed transparently and democratically with community input on infrastructure siting
  • Is affordable and accessible for all.

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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