To combat climate change, we need to switch to clean, renewable energy, and that needs to happen now. The average New Englander may not have heard of ISO New England, but ISO’s decisions affect our everyday lives. Funded by money coming straight from our pockets, operating mostly behind closed doors, and usually walking in lockstep with fossil fuel companies, ISO is the entity in charge of sourcing New Englanders’ electricity.
ISO’s change in tune about rolling wintertime blackouts certainly represents a step forward from past years, but there’s a lot more that needs to be done, which means the work of advocacy groups, policymakers, and concerned citizens isn’t over.
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