Lipid droplets (LDs) store energy-rich fatty acids (FAs), but to harvest them, LDs donate FAs to peroxisomes for oxidation. In this issue, Chang et al. (2019. J. Cell Biol. identify M1 Spastin as an LD–peroxisome tether that interacts with ESCRT-III components to facilitate lipid exchange between these two organelles.

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