Advocacy

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The transition to a safe climate begins with more people united for a low-carbon future.

We advocate on behalf of our vast community of savvy energy consumers for progressive clean energy policies, energy efficiency, and the growth of renewable resources across New England.

Why we're advocates

To speed the transition to a low-carbon future.

To speed the transition to a low-carbon future.

Harnessing the power and experiences of our community of savvy energy consumers, we work closely with partners like Conservation Law Foundation, Mass Audubon, Mothers Out Front, and Clean Water Action to shape energy policy for a safe climate.

To make energy clean & affordable.

To make energy clean & affordable.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island are national leaders in energy efficiency, and are home to some of the most ambitious climate policies in the country. Green Energy Consumers holds our lawmakers accountable for enacting and implementing excellent energy policy to protect the consumers of our home states.

Our supporters are critically important.

To give our participants a voice.

Our growing community of 9,000 Green Power supporters, 6,000 donors, 1,000 Drive Green participants, 1,500 Shave the Peak subscribers, and 11,000 heating oil service members make us an influential advocate with legislators and decision-makers.

Add your voice by making green energy choices.

Action alerts

If you live in Massachusetts

  • Get your community involved in green municipal aggregation (GMA)

    Since 1997, Massachusetts state law allows a city or town to choose the electricity supplier for residents and businesses within that municipality. This is called GMA or community choice aggregation. A community can take the opportunity offered by GMA to increase the renewable energy content of their electricity supply above and beyond what is required by Massachusetts state law (using Mass Energy’s MA Class I RECS).

Our policy priorities

In Massachusetts

  • Appliance Efficiency Standards (MA)

    Appliance Efficiency Standards

    Appliance standards are one of the easiest ways to help consumers conserve energy and save money, but Massachusetts' standards are way out of date.

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  • Massachusetts RPS

    Renewable Portfolio Standard

    Currently the Massachusetts RPS increases at a rate of 1% per year. We are advocating for an increase of 2-3% per year to stay on track with our emission reduction goals.

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In Rhode Island

  • Energy Efficiency Funds

    Energy Efficiency Funds

    Energy efficiency is the cheapest, most environmentally-friendly way to meet energy demand. We advocate for stronger, more effective state energy efficiency programs.

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  • Energize Rhode Island Act

    Energize Rhode Island Act

    By putting a fair price on carbon pollution, Rhode Island could cut down on greenhouse gas emissions while investing in its clean energy economy.

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  • Appliance Efficiency Standards

    Appliance Efficiency Standards

    Appliance standards are one of the easiest ways to help consumers conserve energy and save money, but Rhode Island's standards are way out of date.

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  • Power Sector Transformation

    Power Sector Transformation

    How do we upgrade our electric grid to accommodate renewables while ensuring affordability for all? Power Sector Transformation may be the answer.

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  • Volkswagen Settlement Funds

    Volkswagen Settlement Funds

    Rhode Island has $14 million to reduce air pollution from transportation. We're ensuring that those funds support electric vehicles and charging stations.

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  • Mandatory Emissions Reduction in RI

    Mandatory GHG Targets

    The Resilient RI greenhouse gas reduction targets don't go far enough: we need an enforceable mandate to meet our climate mitigation goals.

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We are proud members of:

Green Justice Coalition

Green Justice Coalition

Ensuring the ‘Green Economy' includes everyone!

Mass Power Forward

Mass Power Forward

Urging policymakers to power forward with energy solutions that are accountable to our communities, our environment, and our future.

Global Warming Solutions Project

Global Warming Solutions Project

Facilitating and maximizing the implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act.

NECEC

Northeast Clean Energy Council

Building a network of clean energy businesses and organizations in the Northeast.

Environment Council of Rhode Island

Environment Council of Rhode Island

Developing and advocating for policies and laws that protect and enhance RI’s environment.

EnergizeRI Coalition

EnergizeRI Leadership Team

Working to pass legislation to put a price on carbon pollution in the Rhode Island General Assembly.