Battery Storage, Climate, and the Grid: The Proposed Lincoln Park Project in Context
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Battery Storage, Climate, and the Grid: The Proposed Lincoln Park Project in Context

An Educational Forum for the Public and Municipal Officials

With a proposal on the table to build a power generation facility in the Town of Ulster that combines a 20-megawatt gas-fired plant with battery storage, CLP is bringing together a panel of experts for an educational forum to help the public and municipal officials put this proposed project in context, better understand its implications, and identify the kinds of questions that need to be asked in the review process. Beyond this proposed project, the forum will help equip the public and decisionmakers with the knowledge to assess and advocate for the kinds of projects that will best serve our communities’ energy needs and priorities.

PROGRAM:

Introduction: Jen Metzger, Director, Citizens for Local Power (moderator)
Energy Storage 101: What We All Need to Know
• Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, New York Battery and Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
• Karl Rabago, Executive Director, Pace Energy & Climate Center and Co-Director of the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition
Emissions Impacts of the Proposed Lincoln Park Project
• Evelyn Wright, Energy Economist, Sustainable Energy Economics, and member of Citizens for Local Power

To attend this event, please RSVP here. 

 

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Newburgh Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes
Oct
16
2:00 PM14:00

Newburgh Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes

Central Hudson (Fortis) has proposed a new rate plan for 2017-2018 that contains a number of questionable spending items and calls for an increase in fixed charges to customers - already the highest in the state - as well as a new type of residential customer charge. The Public Service Commission is holding public hearings on this plan in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Newburgh. This is the chance to make our voices heard! Information sessions will be held one hour prior to each hearing. 

Information Sessions: 2pm & 6pm
Public Hearings: 3pm & 7pm

We need to fill the room and make our voices heard!

Click here for CLP's FAQs on this proposal. For CLP's suggested talking points, email contact@citizensforlocalpower.org.

Please help spread the word! A big turnout at these hearings will send a powerful message to Central Hudson and the PSC.

If you cannot attend one of the public hearings, you can submit comments directly on the PSC website for Case Numbers 17-E-0459 and 17-G-0460. Click on the “Post Comments” button in the top right of the page.

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Kingston Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Kingston Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes

Central Hudson (Fortis) has proposed a new rate plan for 2017-2018 that contains a number of questionable spending items and calls for an increase in fixed charges to customers - already the highest in the state - as well as a new type of residential customer charge. The Public Service Commission is holding public hearings on this plan in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Newburgh. This is the chance to make our voices heard! Information sessions will be held one hour prior to each hearing. 

Information Sessions: 2pm & 6pm
Public Hearings: 3pm & 7pm

We need to fill the room and make our voices heard!

Click here for CLP's FAQs on this proposal. For CLP's suggested talking points, email contact@citizensforlocalpower.org.

Please help spread the word! A big turnout at these hearings will send a powerful message to Central Hudson and the PSC.

If you cannot attend one of the public hearings, you can submit comments directly on the PSC website for Case Numbers 17-E-0459 and 17-G-0460. Click on the “Post Comments” button in the top right of the page.

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Scaling Up Solar: Exercising Caution with Large-Scale Solar Leases to Protect Area Farmers and Other Large Landowners
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Scaling Up Solar: Exercising Caution with Large-Scale Solar Leases to Protect Area Farmers and Other Large Landowners

Join us for an informational forum, co-sponsored by the Ulster County Climate Smart Committee, CLP and others, to gather legal, tax, and zoning information for landowners and municipal officials, so that they can make more informed decisions about siting solar farms on their properties and in their communities. 

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Tell the PSC We Want R.E.A.L. Energy Reform: Renewable, Equitable, Accountable, Local!
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Tell the PSC We Want R.E.A.L. Energy Reform: Renewable, Equitable, Accountable, Local!

Governor Cuomo and the PSC are changing NYS’s utility regulations, affecting everything from energy ownership rules and solar rebates to electricity rates and shut-off procedures. This major overhaul, called REV (Reforming the Energy Vision), could help our communities transform to a locally-based clean energy economy that creates jobs—but only if we step up and DEMAND it!

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New York's Changing Energy System: A Path to Local Power
Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

New York's Changing Energy System: A Path to Local Power

Join Citizens for Local Power for this FREE workshop and learn:

  • The basics on how New York’s current energy system works
  • What’s happening with the “REV,” the State’s energy reform initiative
  • How Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) offers a path to clean local power, good jobs, competitive and stable rates, and resiliency
  • What you can do to support a Community Choice energy program in our area
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Taking Control of our Energy Supply Through Community Choice Aggregation
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Taking Control of our Energy Supply Through Community Choice Aggregation

  • Kingston City Hall, Common Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featured speaker Paul Fenn of California-based Local Power Inc.--the inventor of CCA--will discuss how this community-based approach to energy procurement can help ramp up local production of green energy, reduce our vulnerability to volatile fossil fuel prices, and create local jobs.

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