The Clean Coalition knows our fight to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid is long and challenging, especially given the fact that victory requires overcoming more than a century of entrenched fossil fuel and utility industry interests
instituted in market mechanisms and protected by policy inertia. Recent events provide stark evidence that long-standing injustices permeate American society, most visibly in the form of systemic racism.
In an important way, the Clean Coalition's fight is part of the broad struggle to achieve racial equality, with Black and Brown communities disproportionately affected by pollution and climate change, all correlated to higher likelihoods of negative COVID-19 health and economic impacts. The time is long overdue to remedy these injustices, and the current crises present unprecedented opportunities to effect meaningful change. In addition to protesting, voting, and taking other direct actions, clean local energy should be a key weapon in the arsenal
In this pivotal moment, the Clean Coalition is working to radically transform our energy system and to ensure that everyone benefits. We are designing and staging Solar Microgrids to bring indefinite renewables-driven resilience to critical community facilities
and Community Microgrids that deliver unparalleled economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to entire neighborhoods. And we are doing this work to benefit
communities, including those historically cheated from equal access to resources and influence.
There has never been a more important time to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid to benefit all communities. I hope you will join with the Clean Coalition to help ensure victory in the most expedient manner possible.
Craig Lewis, Executive Director