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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
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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