Fight climate change
The City of Boston has the authority to decide where our energy comes from. Our City Council has authorized the Mayor to use the power of bulk purchasing to add more renewable electricity to the default supply provided by Eversource, without increasing costs to businesses and residents. This is called “Community Choice Energy” or “Green Municipal Aggregation.”
Learn more in the short infographic video below!
The campaign for Community Choice Energy has been led by a coalition convened by Boston Climate Action Network, a volunteer-led group of city residents committed to climate justice and organizing to broaden the constituency for a green economy and frame climate concerns to resonate with Boston residents’ daily lives.
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Dozens of towns across Massachusetts and hundreds across America are choosing how they get their energy instead of depending on the utility to choose for them.
Brookline, MA recently initiated a plan to increase their renewable commitment by 25% of their power usage. Greenfield, MA went for a 100% renewables plan in December 2016.
This is a plan that is working for lots of communities - let's make it work for Boston!
With bulk purchasing, we can obtain 5 - 10% more renewable energy without significantly increasing energy costs. This will save tonnes of CO2 each year, protecting the environment and helping us reach our climate targets.
The new Community Choice Energy purchasing plan will add little or no costs to residents or businesses. The new shared plan will also protect us from price spikes caused by the changing cost of fossil fuels.
Have people been calling you or knocking on your door and offering you a new electricity plan? Many of these plans do not deliver on their promises. Our Community Choice Energy plan protects residents against energy scams by implementing a new citywide clean energy electricity plan for all of us.
"Boston is an important city. It’s the largest in New England. It’s filled with top-notch scientists and big thinkers, and its citizens increasingly feel like citizens of the world. Boston needs to do something. This is something. Let’s do it. "
Sign our petition and tell your elected officials you support reducing Boston's greenhouse gas emissions through Community Choice Energy.
We petition Mayor Marty Walsh to increase renewable energy and stabilize our electric bills by promptly implementing Community Choice Energy
Climate change makes this action urgent. By bulk-purchasing renewable power, we can help drive the market for clean energy and protect Boston, the United States, and the world.
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