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Growing renewable energy

May 21, 2014

Gov. Cuomo’s draft 2014 New York Energy Plan sets some bold goals for addressing climate disruption, but offers no concrete action steps.

What we need is to dramatically accelerate the switch to solar, wind and water power. Cornell professor Dr. Tony Ingraffea describes one possible plan for achieving 100% renewable energy in New York by 2050 and program director of Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) Jessica Azulay describes how planning and policies can either speed up or delay the switch to renewable’s.

“There are considerable economic and social benefits of a rapid switch to renewable energy.”

See how in this online video recently produced at a meeting in Ithaca, NY: tinyurl.com/nkfesr3.

Also see the draft of the governor’s energy plan (www.energyplan.ny.gov) where any citizen can make comments by the deadline of May 31. To see a state-by-state plan for renewable’s, go to www.thesolutionsproject.org.

James Little
Endwell, NY