Fossil fuels aren’t just bad for the environment. They’ve arguably made their multinational companies richer while exacerbating social injustices and negatively impacting health and well-being in vulnerable populations. Energy democracy looks to reverse this narrative as it redistributes power by resisting the status quo and reclaiming and reconfiguring energy infrastructure.
In our Feb. 20th post, "COLD SNAP: NEW ENGLAND DOESN’T NEED MORE NATURAL GAS," we argued against adding more pipeline for natural gas, despite the severe storms and temperatures we have been seeing in New England. To take the idea a step further, we explored the idea of "electrification." Read on to see our case for this gas-less option.