Don’t Let Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Undermine Green Energy Development

Solar panels - J. Brian Garmon

Target: Neil Chatterjee, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Goal: Don’t make it harder for states to develop solar energy networks.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could soon undermine states’ ability to make solar energy affordable. A lobbying group called the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) is asking FERC to impose federal jurisdiction over solar energy policies, which could undo years’ worth of progress in building sustainable solar energy systems.

NERA has a history of lobbying against sustainable energy initiatives. The group is secretive about its membership and appears to consistently pursue political outcomes that benefit the fossil fuel industry and quash burgeoning energy alternatives. Now, NERA seems to be pressuring FERC to consolidate control of solar power so that it can be more easily dismantled. Sign below to demand that FERC allows states to maintain control over their solar energy systems.


Dear Chairman Chatterjee,

As America struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, thousands of citizens face energy insecurity across the nation. At the same time, the growing impact of climate change is threatening the health, safety, and financial stability of the entire population, particularly communities of color.

There has never been a better time to invest in our future by developing renewable energy resources. Many states have made significant progress in implementing successful solar networks, and imposing federal jurisdiction would not only undermine that progress but leave the future of solar energy vulnerable to powerful lobbyists such as the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA). I demand that you reject NERA’s proposal and allow states to maintain control over their solar energy systems.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: J. Brian Garmon

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One Comment

  1. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    We NEED GREEN ENERGY NOW…solar and wind. We should be doing everything possible to ensure MORE development of these resources and fast!

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