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Our Goal
Our primary goal is to hasten a rapid and just transition to renewable energy. We need strong grassroots momentum that calls for a rethinking of our energy system from the bottom up, and we are animated by a vision of a city and state powered by 100% equitable and community-led renewables.
We support the the updated 2018 Stanford University study on shifting the world to 100% renewable energy.

The Urgency
Climate change is upon us and we are dangerously close to irreversible tipping points that can only be avoided by a stark reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. International climate talks are mired in “too little/too late” negotiations, and the United States has adapted an “all of the above” policy that relies on shale gas as a “transition” fuel, as well as false technologies such as “clean coal.” Disastrous practices such as deep water drilling continue. These policies and practices pose a grave threat to the environment, to public health, and to our climate.

Our Solutions
Sane Energy Project developed several campaigns to move us away from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

  • Offshore Wind for NY
  • Community Solar
  • Geothermal 
  • Energy Democracy
  • Interactive online mapping of the regional fracking infrastructure and local resistance groups.
  • Campaigns to halt local fracking infrastructure

Awareness -  We work to:

  • Alert the public to the risks that the development of shale gas infrastructure projects poses to the climate and public health.
  • Amplify the work that other groups are doing to educate the public about the risks of these projects
  • Spotlight the undemocratic way shale gas infrastructure is reviewed and rubber-stamped by FERC
  • Vision alternative systems of governance and energy ownership

Attitudes - We aim to:

  • Dispel the false impression that shale gas is safe and that its development benefits the climate
  • Stimulate protests against FERC’s rigged review process
  • Foster the understanding that a transition to renewable energy is not only possible, but additionally led or owned by communities and there are groups currently making this happen

Action - Once people are aware and motivated to act, we empower people by:

  • Mentoring and teaching individuals how to lead their communities so that we can collectively magnify our reach.
  • Building a movement that models respectful, collaborative, bottom-up organizing.
  • Meeting people where they are, i.e., understanding that all tactics are not for everyone and working with individual preferences – for instance, if someone is passionate about media outreach, we will work with them to create press releases.
  • Lending direct support to our grassroots allies around the state via art building, strategy training, and media outreach.
  • Instigating and supporting action and alliances at the local, statewide, and regional levels.



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