A proposal to build an anaerobic digester on Vermont’s largest dairy farm is not the climate solution its proponents claim it to be.
Some of the world’s biggest polluters want us to believe they’re going green – but they’re really just hiding “business as usual” behind slick words. Here’s how to spot greenwashing in action.
This Earth Day, the U.S. Congress has finally given us a climate milestone to celebrate. How can we ensure that these momentous investments do not get squandered?
Despite the fossil fuel industry’s greenwashing, “renewable” natural gas still pollutes the climate and hurts our health.
Vermont has spoken. The other New England states have spoken. ISO hasn’t listened. We hope when ISO comes to Burlington on Sept. 8, they’ll finally listen to New Englanders and step up on climate change.
“This is a huge step towards getting polluting, dirty fossil fuels out of our homes,” said Shannon Laun, CLF staff attorney. “Unfortunately, PURA is giving gas companies a grace period to sign up more customers for the incentive program. Gas poisons our air and is a major driver of the climate crisis, and the incentives should have been ended immediately.”
We can end our region’s reliance on fossil fuels.
“In the face of the climate crisis, gas companies are wasting precious time in attempting to keep their outdated business model going,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “The simple fact is that there’s no such thing as climate-friendly renewable gas and burning gas in homes is not compatible with the clean energy future that Massachusetts law demands. Our state leaders must begin planning for a transition away from gas, and that should begin with an unbiased look at what will actually solve the climate crisis.”
Winter snow and ice bring out Big Gas’s fearmongers. Why is the region’s electric grid operator among them?
State officials recommend immediately downsizing and wrapping up a Connecticut plan to expand gas heat.