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Node Planning Meeting, Thurs 2/15

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that we have a planning meeting at my house tomorrow evening at 7pm! Look forward to seeing everyone!

As for the Omnibus Bill – here is a discussion of it on WBUR..http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2018/02/12/senate-energy-bill

I think while pushing our House Reps to support it we also should spread the word about our home-grown merchants of doubt that are hiding under the cynically comforting name “Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy” – ” Last week, business groups called for increasing access to natural gas supplies, launching the Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy. Executives told state leaders they believe the state is risking its economic viability and needs to take more seriously the responsibility of ensuring that power generation sources are ready to deliver and affordable. The groups — including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Mass. Business Roundtable and Associated Industries of Massachusetts — delivered letters to Baker and legislative leaders in which they cited regional grid operator ISO New England’s recent warning that the state could be vulnerable to rolling blackouts and controlled power outages.”

The word ‘sustainable’ seems to be their new favorite word to abuse (it used to be ‘citizens’, as in ‘Citizens United’ and ‘Citizens for Fire Safety’…). Unless someone says they worry about global warming or climate change we should be on our guard!

Sabine

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.

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