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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
Lots of elements of a community powered by sustainable energy: solar, wind, and more.

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
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Truthout: “Fossil fuels are next in line for a bailout – here’s how we respond”

Conditions are ripe for a fossil fuel industry bailout that parallels the financial industry bailouts of 2008-2009. read more
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Democratic Energy Utility

Democratic energy utilities are nonprofits run by the public or community members in a way that enables their engagement in decision-making and distributes ownership. read more
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Green Bank

A green bank can help communities transition away from fossil fuels and build resilience against climate change. read more
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Truthout: “Trump is handing us the weapon we need to avert climate catastrophe”

President Trump proposed saving the coal sector through a Cold War-era mandate that would require power plans to buy more of the polluting fossil fuel. read more
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Shovel Ready Green Jobs: The Job Guarantee and Climate Resiliency

Why the impending stormwater crisis is a perfect fit for creating jobs at the scale of our unemployment problem. read more