Mark Your Calendars! PSC Public Hearings Scheduled on Central Hudson’s Proposed 2018 Rate Increases

Central Hudson has filed its proposed rate plan for 2018, which calls for raising $43 million in additional revenues from its electricity customers (a 7.9% revenue increase) and $18.1 million from gas customers (a 12% revenue increase.)  Residents, local businesses, and municipal officials are encouraged to attend the PSC’s public informational sessions and hearings on this plan and make your voices heard:

Poughkeepsie Town Hall - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

1 Overocker Road

Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

Information sessions: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Public statement hearings: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Kingston City Hall - Council Chambers: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

420 Broadway

Kingston, New York 12401

Information sessions: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Public statement hearings: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Newburgh Town Hall - Monday, October 16, 2017

Newburgh Town Hall

1496 Route 30

Newburgh, New York 12250

Information sessions: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Public statement hearings: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Look for a backgrounder on this proposal from CLP in the coming weeks, to help you prepare.

 

 

CLP recommends DEC expand consideration of greenhouse gas emissions in SEQRA reviews

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first amendments to State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) regulations in over two decades. The amendments were driven in part by the desire to better align the environmental review process with state energy targets, including streamlining the process for installing solar arrays on priority sites, such as industrial sites and parking lots.

Pilgrim Pipelines Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In comments submitted to DEC on proposed amendments by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process, CLP recommends that DEC more comprehensively address the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of proposed fossil fuel infrastructure projects by taking into account all upstream and downstream emissions of those projects.