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Financing the green transition

Financing the green transition

Meeting the goal of transitioning away from fossil fuels by 2030 will require new thinking about how to pay for that transition. On this episode of The Next System Podcast, we talk to a banker, a climate and public banking activist, and a Next System Project researcher about that challenge. read more
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Community Ownership of Power Administration: Putting utilities under public control

This proposal would create within the Green New Deal an agency explicitly designed to free communities from the unjust power of investor-owned utilities in a way that furthers decarbonization and transforms the economy so that it benefits everyone. read more

From Private Profit to Public Alternatives

Public ownership is gaining ground against privatization—here’s why neoliberalism’s narrative is falling apart and why the people are taking back the economy. read more
No PG&E Bailout—Democratize Our Power

Public takeover of PG&E: A radically common-sense proposal

This is a key moment for the state of California to step in, take over, and design a utility system that centers affordability, reliability, resiliency and leadership on climate change. read more

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The Green New Deal and the shift to a new economy

There is more at stake in the “Green New Deal” than protecting the planet from the threat of climate change; it’s also a chance to confront the inequities of the current economy. Johanna Bozuwa, research associate at The Next System Project; Anthony Torres, a campaign strategist at the Sierra Club; and Evan Weber, political director and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, discuss the broader goals that the Green New Deal movement must achieve. read more

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When “growing the economy” is not the right answer: Moving to sustainability

A deep dive into the fundamental transformations businesses must make to be truly sustainable, beyond superficial greenwashing. read more
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PG&E: Don’t break it up. Take it over.

The potential bankruptcy of the California utility whose negligence has likely played a role in California’s wildfires is an opportunity for the public to gain control of the state’s energy destiny. read more
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“Public Ownership and Building the Next Energy System” At The “Climate Futures” Conference

Next System Project research associate Johanna Bozuwa was among the panelists at the “ read more
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Bioneers: Why we need a next system and how we build it

Join Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz for a special keynote address and followup panel at this year’s Bioneers conference, exploring the intersections of ecological action and systemic economic change. read more