Citizens for Local Power is seeking a Coordinator to support the group’s work on energy transformation. This is an opportunity to work toward the goal of creating a locally-based clean energy economy. The position is part-time (15–20 hours per week with the potential for additional hours in the future).
With environmental protections being rolled back at the federal level, now more than ever it’s clear that lasting change needs to come from the ground up. Combining research, education, advocacy, and project coordination, CLP supports community and municipal engagement in energy decision-making, transforming energy policy and practice to strengthen local economies, mitigate climate change and increase resilience. Given the increasing pace of global warming, 2018 was a busy year for us.
n July, the Public Service Commission (PSC) introduced a brand new program for low-income electricity customers. “Solar for All” lets eligible households subscribe to community solar. There are no upfront costs and participants receive monthly credits on their electricity bills.
On August 28, CLP joined the Energy Democracy Alliance and other groups holding press conferences in six cities (NYC, Long Island, Kingston, Syracuse, Elmira, and Buffalo) with an urgent call to Governor Cuomo: Fix New York’s solar policy by restoring net metering – the old policy under which the utility bought any solar energy you contributed to the grid at the price you would have paid if you were buying that same electricity from the utility.