MCAN released a report on energy mix of the state’s Municipal Light Plants. (MLP) The report found that:
- In 2020, several municipal utilities showed clear leadership by exceeding, or coming close to meeting, the clean energy requirements that investor-owned utilities in MA must meet.
- 12 municipal utilities had already met and exceeded 2030 state clean energy requirements and three had exceeded their 2040 state clean energy requirements under the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standard, a standard that applies only to municipal utilities.
- Yet 33 of the 40 municipal utilities had a percentage of clean energy that was less than 1%.
The bottom line is that while municipal utilities know how to be leaders in combating the climate crisis, they are still well behind the rest of the state.
The reading list:
- MCAN's new report on MLP energy usage
- Charts from the new report
- The Boston Globe's front page article
- The Climate Minute asks "What's an MLP?"
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.
Thanks for listening.