Clean Energy and Climate Justice

The way we currently produce and use energy in the U.S. significantly contributes to the climate crisis and pollutes our water, air and communities. It also disproportionately harms low-income communities and communities of color.  Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are working to advance solutions that reduce pollution in Massachusetts and make a clean energy future available to all. This includes:

  • Growing the green economy--including solar energy, energy efficiency and affordable public transit--and making it accessible to all communities;
  • Fighting for a just transition to clean energy while opposing systemic environmental injustices and expansion of polluting fossil fuels;
  • Advancing climate resilience projects such as community-controlled clean energy microgrids that help us keep the lights on and stay connected in extreme weather;
  • Ensuring a voice for marginalized communities during policy-making that affects them;
  • Fighting for a just price on carbon, which will create good jobs, help low-income households, and generate funding to invest at the community level in the transition away from fossil fuels.

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“The fight for climate justice is one of the biggest battles we face,” said Cindy Luppi, New England Director, Clean Water Action, who has partnered with local leaders and health groups since the 1990s on these efforts.  “We know our children’s future depends on us moving away from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, but we have to find real world solutions that show respect for workers and communities, and keep the lights on powered with clean energy at the same time. ”