New York 2014 Draft State Energy Plan Hearing

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:00am
Syracuse SUNY College of Environment Science and Forestry (ESF)
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In January, the New York Energy Planning Board released the long-awaited draft State Energy Plan. The draft plan sets a goal for 80% greenhouse-gas reductions by 2050, but has very few details on how state policy-makers plan to achieve that goal. The draft plan promotes the increased use of fracked gas from neighboring states and more natural gas infrastructure. Environmental groups around the state are calling for ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals before 2050; for the phase-out of all dirty energy sources including gas, coal, oil and nuclear power; and for the state to proactively plan for a transition that takes care of low-income people, workers and communities.

This will be the last of six public hearings on the New York State Energy Plan. Each person who arrives will be given five minutes to address the Planning Board. Participants are allowed to leave written materials for the Board to review. We need people like you to comment on the draft plan and demand New York abandon its “all of the above” energy policy. Let's advocate for a Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free, renewable and sustainable energy system for the state of New York!

For talking points and more information about the draft Energy Plan, see Alliance for a Green Economy.