Comprehensive Building Blocks for a Regenerative & Just 100% Policy

The 100% Network
01/22/20

This groundbreaking and extensive document lays out the components of an ideal 100% policy that is grounded in a Just Transition framework and centers equity and justice. Authored by members of the 100% Network, it brings forward and coalesces the expertise from frontline communities.

The Building Blocks document was designed primarily for frontline organizations looking to develop and implement their own local renewable energy or energy efficiency policies with a justice framework. Secondly, is  to build alignment with environmental organizations and intermediary groups that are engaged in developing and advocating for 100% policies.

Recommendations for a comprehensive approach to achieving 100% regenerative energy that is centered on justice include:

  • Ensure 100% transition off of fossil fuels
  • Set aggressive targets
  • Impose a comprehensive scope of coverage
  • Define what is renewable
  • Transition from a for-profit utility model and push for utility reform
  • Center Just Transition in policy
  • Prioritize and identify environmental justice and frontline populations and communities
  • Promote gender justice
  • Advance tribal sovereignty and rights
  • And more!

Among several sets of “Building Blocks” provided are those for:

  • Just Transition and Prioritizing the Frontline
  • Land, Transportation and Buildings
  • Public Health, Careers and Workers
  • Siting, Ownership and Geography
  • Distributed Generation and the Grid
  • Financing and Energy Safety Net
  • Public Participation and Governance
  • Fuel Switching, Disposal, and Recycling

A helpful section on “Key Concepts to Be Mindful Of” helps break down examples of keywords from fossil fuel and utility policies that are used to stop a transition to a 100% regenerative economy.

Topics:
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