The Center for Biological Diversity on Monday rolled out a new program to push back against the nation’s community- and wildlife-harming energy system that the climate advocacy group says is based on fossil fuels and a “centralized monopoly on power.”
The goal of the new effort, the Energy Justice Program, is to help forge a path towards a just and renewables-based energy future.
“Our broken energy system threatens our climate and our future,” said Jean Su, the Energy Justice Program’s new director, in a statement. “Utilities were given monopolies to ensure public access to electricity, but these dinosaur corporations are now hurting the public interest by blocking the clean energy transition to profit off the fossil fuel era.”
“In this era of climate catastrophe,” she continued, “we have to stop these outdated monopolies and usher in a new electricity future that works for people and the planet.”
To meet those goals, the new program will pursue a number of avenues, including using legal action to fight utilities’ obstruction of clean energy efforts, helping communities advance local solar programs, and crafting energy policies on the state, federal, and international levels.
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