Public Hearings on New York’s Energy Vision

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
100 Amidon Drive, Syracuse, NY 13205
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Governor Cuomo and the New York Public Service Commission have undertaken a major overhaul of New York’s energy policy called Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The REV process will change utility regulations, energy ownership rules, programs for renewables and weatherization, and electricity rates. Over the next several week, the Public Service Commission will hold seven public hearings to hear from the public about these issues. Your participation is needed. Help us spread the word.

 

For more than a year, the Public Service Commission and Governor Cuomo have been engaged in rule-making and major regulatory changes they say are aimed at moving New York toward a cleaner, more affordable, and more resilient energy system. The REV process holds a lot of promise and could lead to dramatic increases in renewables and energy efficiency, open the door for greater local ownership and control over our energy resources, and empower New Yorkers to participate in reducing their environmental footprint and their energy bills. But this is not a guaranteed outcome. Utility companies and other for-profit companies are participating heavily in the process, and policy makers are pushing market-driven changes over public funding and regulations.

 

 

Join us to say…
Make REV R.E.A.L!
Renewable, Equitable, Accountable and Local 

 

Environmental, social justice, and consumer groups are organizing to participate in the upcoming hearings, and we hope you’ll join us. We will call for clear clean energy goals, focused on real renewable energy and energy efficiency, not false solutions like natural gas and nuclear power. We will demand that all New Yorkers have the opportunity to benefit from energy efficiency and renewables, and that the state dedicate funding for clean energy development to the communities that need it most. We will stand up for consumer protections and a seat at the table in making energy decisions that affect our lives. We will call for green jobs in our local communities, and express our desire for local and community ownership models that will best benefit our neighborhoods. Please join the organizing and help us spread the word!

 

Syracuse Meeting:

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

6-7 PM: Information Session

7 PM: Public Statement Hearing

Clary Middle School Auditorium: 100 Amidon Drive, Syracuse, NY 13205

Local Organizing Contact: Jessica Azulay (AGREE: Alliance for a Green Economy**)--Jessica@agreenewyork.org

**SPC is a coalition member of AGREE

 

For more information about REV, visit the Energy Democracy Alliance Website

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