Energy 101 Webinar (MCAN, CLF, and MPF)
Have you ever wondered how (and where) your electricity is made and how it gets to you? What role do the utilities like Eversource and National Grid play? How do municipal light plants differ from the big utilities like Eversource and National Grid?
David Ismay from the Conservation Law Foundation, the speaker, teaches a course at on energy markets at the Law School at Northeastern University.
The slides can be found here
Green Aggregation in your Community (MCAN and 350MA)
Interested in Community Choice Aggregation? Want to make change at the local level? One way to combat dirty energy is for your city/town to take control of how much clean energy it brings in. Learn how to start a conversation about green aggregation in your community. We discuss what green aggregation is, how to get conversations started, and what you can be doing right now to help.
The slides can be found here
Writing and Passing a Warrant Article (MCAN and 350MA)
Want to make change at the local level? If you are in a town meeting community, many clean energy and climate actions can be taken at the local level and can be passed or approved via town meeting (aka direct democracy). We discuss what some options for action in town meeting, how to win, and learn from some very successful campaigns.
The slide show is here
MCAN's 2017/2018 Legislative Agenda
Want to get involved in our legislative team? Looking to help move state policy forward on climate change and clean energy? We discuss the small number of bills that MCAN is most focused on in the 2017-2018 session. (with apologies for some technological difficulties including garbled speakers and the beginning being cut off!) Complete with our speakers answering audience questions at the end.
the powerpoint is here
and our top bills with a printable version of our legislative agenda is here
Want to do more locally on clean energy?
We did a webinar with Mass Power Forward to help advocates in towns and cities get local clean energy policies and projects up and running. The original date of the webinar was December 13th, 2016. Get in touch if you want to see the materials we talk about!
Watch this webinar to learn how to use the Clean Energy Checklist to assess your town or city's actions so far, and to learn about our toolkit to get local clean energy projects and policies going in your community!
Our dependence on dirty energy like oil and gas pollutes our air and water and harms the health of Massachusetts’ communities. Pipelines threaten our safety and our green spaces. There is another way.
This unprecedented threat is also an unprecedented opportunity to use local clean energy to create clean energy jobs, develop sustainable neighborhoods, and clean up our air and water. Local action and local projects are good for two reasons: they let your community make choices based on your values and priorities, and they prove that climate change solutions work.
In addition to the clean energy checklist, which helps you figure out your progress so far, we have a whole toolkit that helps you choose local policies and projects to get your community moving towards 100% renewable energy for all.