Two issues show the need for more transparency and public insight into decisions regarding our energy supply. First, ISO-NE has asked FERC to allow an extension of the MOPR. This jargon-laden statement is confusing enough, but we should wonder who is making the decisions at ISO-NE. Second, the DPU is running the “20-80 docket” (aka the Future of Gas) by giving a sweetheart deal to the gas industry. It seems fair to ask: who runs the DPU?
The reading list:
BreathCleanNS FERC party on April 14 7PM
- Join the Fix the Grid Campaign for a FERC Comment Party on Thursday, April 14th at 7pm on Zoom to ask any questions you have, draft your comment, and get support through the tricky FERC submission process! Register here, and share the information with your friends
- ISO NE asks FERC to delay the MOPR rule.
- The Climate Minute goes down the MOPR rabbit hole- How are these decisions made?
- The Climate Minute discusses MOPR with an expert
- Senator Markey's CHARGE Act
The Future of Gas
AGO calls for DPU to investigate transition off gas
- "Today’s petition urges the DPU to work with stakeholders to develop a nation-leading regulatory and policy roadmap that protects customers during the necessary transition away from reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels. "
- MA DPU docket site. Enter 20-80 to find the Future of Gas documents
- Nice glossy website on the Future of Gas
- WBUR discusses activist’s complaints about the Future of Gas commission
- The Boston Globe on activist’s complaints on the Future of Gas
- History of EOEEA
- Biographies of DPU Commissioners
- MA DOER Net zero building code proposal allowing natural gas in advanced buildings!
- Dave Roberts talks to HEET about the idea of a geo-thermal district
- The Climate Minute on the Future of Heat
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.