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“In the face of the climate crisis, gas companies are wasting precious time in attempting to keep their outdated business model going,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts.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.
The state’s latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows that we’re already behind on meeting mandatory climate targets. State officials must take charge and steer us towards urgent climate action.
Our communities and neighborhoods deserve to be safe – and we must urgently transition off dirty gas to protect them.
Our regional electricity grid operator, ISO-New England, must stop supporting the dirty fossil fuels at the root of the climate crisis.