Happening Now

solarworks.jpgRenewable NY is Catskill Mountainkeeper's campaign to bring renewable energy options to every community, resident and business in New York. 

And the year ahead is going to be a big one for the renewable energy movement in New York.

Here's just some of what's happening:

-The NY-Sun Initiative has been extended through 2023, and is projected to bring down the cost of solar by a factor of 10, create 3,000 megawatts of new solar capacity adequate to power almost 500,000 homes, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.3 million tons annually...

Exploring Community Choice Aggregation in Ulster County

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Rondout Municipal Center in Cottekill, NY

With a fracking ban in NY and major state energy reforms underway, where should we go from here?

Local Power NY!

Public Forum:

Taking Control of Our Energy Supply

Through Community Choice Aggregation

Paul Fenn, Inventor of CCA

Featured speaker Paul Fenn of California-based Local Power Inc.--the inventor of CCA--will discuss how this community-

based approach to energy procurement can help ramp up local production of green energy, reduce our vulnerability to volatile fossil fuel prices, and create local jobs. Jessica Barry (Citizens for Local Power) will give an introductory overview and Jen Metzger (Citizens for Local Power) will discuss state energy reforms underway and what you can do to make sure we get the best outcome for our communities. Ulster County Legislator Manna Jo Greene will moderate the Q&A..

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015 | 7-9PM

Rondout Municipal Center

1915 Lucas Avenue, Cottekill, NY

For more info, contact localpowerny@gmail.com

Co-sponsored by:

Catskill Mountainkeeper

New Paltz Climate Action Coalition

Frack Action

In a historic decision in December 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in low permeable shale in New York State.  This is a huge win for New Yorkers, but the fight is far from over. 

So what’s next?

The ban still has to be made “official,” and faces potential lawsuits from gas and oil companies, as well as landowners who have sold leases to gas companies.

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