Powerlines101.org Launch Event

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 20 May 2021 19:00:00 GMT

Join us on May 20th for the launch of PowerLines101.org! This new resource from LittleSis seeks to support current and emerging campaigns focused on taking on the power of electric utilities.

What is PowerLines101?

  • A crash course on how utilities operate and push their agenda while driving climate injustice
  • First-hand accounts from campaigns going up against utilities around the country
  • Research guides to help uncover the power behind utilities
  • Case studies illustrating how power research can inform your strategy

The May 20th launch will include a walkthrough of these new resources, inspiring stories from the frontlines with organizers from Work for Me, DTE, We Power DC, and others, opportunities to connect with fellow organizers and activists, and information on future trainings and collaborations that you can get involved in!

Whether you’re involved in a current campaign, looking to get involved, or just want to know why your local utility seems to be everywhere you turn, this resource is for you.

WonkLine: April 20, 2009

Posted by Wonk Room Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:37:00 GMT

From the Wonk Room.

Electric utility executives in coal-heavy Indiana and North Dakota attacked cap-and-trade legislation as a “tax” on electricity, calling energy policy reform “too complicated to do swiftly.”

“If Greenland melts,” Secretary of Energy Chu told reporters at the fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, “we are looking at a 7-meter sea level rise around the world. Some island states will disappear.”

Appearing on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) confusedly attacked the science of climate change: “George, the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you’ve got more carbon dioxide.”