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Take Action! Comment on US EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards

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:

NYSun Initiative

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 re

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