Demand Baker Use Demand Response

Monday Action for the Week of 8/22/16: Tell the Governor you will use less energy when demand is high and that you oppose any new natural gas infrastructure.

We’re asking Governor Baker to rapidly roll out a method of conservation called “demand response.” Call him if you can, but no guilt about cutting and pasting, because every small step is multiplied by the small steps of others for a big impact. Use the text below as a guide.
Dear Governor,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. Our children and grandchildren are depending on us to leave them a livable world. I’m doing all I can to contribute to greening the electric grid and reducing my family’s use of fossil fuels. I’m willing to do my part to conserve energy and I’m counting on you to implement statewide solutions.

When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down the proposed pipeline tax this past week–a tariff that was opposed across party lines in the legislature–Peter Lorenz from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs suggested that we’d have shortages and increased costs without additional pipelines.

But there are much greater costs to continuing to rely on fossil fuels: the health and climate threats to our children and our world! We don’t need more natural gas to meet demand. California is dealing with severe shortages, due to the huge Aliso Canyon gas leak, by funding the rapid implementation of conservation via demand response (where electricity consumers curtail use to reduce demand) and expanded energy storage.

Governor Baker, Massachusetts can be a leader in using conservation to meet demand. We urge you to promote policies to bring robust conservation programs, such as demand response, to the entire state. Our children’s and our climate’s health depend on you!


With Mothers Out Front

Governor Charlie Baker
To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To email
To write a letter:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133

Well done, you did your Monday Action! See you next Monday.
Ask your friends to join you in action.
Thank you for being the change you want to see.
Looking to join others in community? MOF Pioneer Valley will be at:

TONIGHT’s CAN meeting in Northampton 7-9pm at the UU at 220 Main St.

Community Forum on Climate with the candidates for State Rep for Amherst, Pelham and Granby District 1.
Monday August 29 7-9pm at the UU in Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St.
If you haven’t heard all the candidates speak in person, this is the last chance before theSeptember 8th (that’s a Thursday!) election.
Sponsored by the green committees of local churches and Climate Action Now.

DPU Hearing in Greenfield
Tuesday August 30, 6:00 – ?? at Greenfield Middle School, 141 Davis St.
Support and/or give testimony on the plans and forecasts that Berkshire Gas is putting forward to DPU as the basis for arguing for more pipelines.

Thank you for all you do.
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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