Energy and Climate
Comment period extended to December 1, 2014
The EPA is accepting comments until December 1, 2014 on its proposed Clean Power Plan. Comments may be made at http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards on the EPA website. The proposed Clean Power Plan will help cut carbon emissions from the power sector.
The Sierra Club strongly favors the EPA proposals, but several issues can be addressed:
by Peter Gollon
A short for months ago Long Island residents saw firsthand in superstorm Sandy the disastrous effects of a storm strengthened by shifting climate patterns. We all understand from direct experience as never before that the causes and effects of such climate change must be addressed with even greater speed, beginning now.
350.org's campaign for public and private pension and investment funds to divest from fossil fuel company stocks.
UnWasteNY: a Public Service Commission project to aid homeowners in reducing energy consumption by 15% by 2015.
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**Note: A conversion could promote the development of high volume hydrofracking and horizontal drilling for natural gas in New York, which is opposed by the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.
Governor Cuomo released the NYSun Initiative in April, 2012. Part of the proposal calls for a pilot 50 megawatt solar power feed-in-tariff program to be run by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). The Initiative calls for LIPA to set rates for the purchase electricity from private producers of solar power and enter into long-term 20 year contracts. With these contracts, suppliers will be able to obtain funding from banks and investors for the installation of new solar arrays. Proposed LIPA reg
In February 2012, the Atlantic Chapter Energy Committee published a white paper on Renewable Energy and Green Jobs Policy: CLEAN-FIT Programs: Clean Local Energy Accessible Now - Feed in Tariff
An excerpt from the Executive Summary: