Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a leading non-profit environmental advocacy organization, will hold an informative event Tuesday, December 14 to educate the public about Long Island’s renewable future.
The event, which will include experts from LIPA, aims to educate the public about renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives on the horizon. Some areas that will be touched upon include:current LIPA renewable energy and efficiency programs; the LI-NYC Offshore Wind Project; as well as the Eastern Long Island Solar Carport Project (see January 20 post on this blog).
Citizens Campaign will host the event from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the TD Bank located at 90 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale. To RSVP, contact Citizens Campaign at either of these email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Governor Paterson announced approval of $15 million in federal funds to be used by LIPA to further its solar programs, Tuesday, November 23. A total of $8.3 million will go towards LIPA’s solar-panel rebate program while the other $6.7 million will fund the Eastern Long Island Solar Energy Project which aims to build solar carports over seven county parking lots across Suffolk. For more on this announcement, view Newsday’s coverage here.
Tom King, president of National Grid in the United States, was named to New York Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo’s Environment and Energy Transition Committee, the company announced today.
King, who joined National Grid as Executive Director of Electricity Distribution & Generation, and as president in July 2007, noted in a press release from the company today that the Governor-elect’s energy plan, Power NY, outlines a comprehensive path to success in energy efficiency, smart grid, renewables and critical need for continued investment in energy infrastructure.
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the United States, the company delivers electricity to roughly 3.3 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, and manages the electrical network on Long Island under an agreement with LIPA.
National Grid It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Today, November 15, is America Recycles Day. The annual event is now in its 13th year promoting recycling in America. Do your part and encourage others, even if only a small amount. If your looking to do more, or to learn further about the annual holiday, check out the America Recycles Day web site here.
Looking for a book to better understand the world’s current energy situation? Check out, “The End of Oil,” by Paul Roberts.
Running 400 pages, “The End of Oil” is a detailed account of oil’s place in the world, beginning with its discovery, its replacement of coal as the top energy source for modern societies, and its ultimate end. Of course, that end has not yet been reached, and, according to the book, won’t be for some time. As a result, Roberts highlights some transitional energy sources (natural gas), and then an energy reality of the future that could included both renewables and hydrogen technology.
Both educational and easy to understand, “The End of Oil” is a great to place to start for anyone looking to better grasp the world’s past, current, and future energy concerns.
This book can be purchased online at Amazon.com (both new and used), or can be borrowed through the Suffolk County Library Catalog which requires a library card from a local branch.
The Long Island Power Authority, US EPA, NYSERDA and Efficiency First will host a seminar to discuss the latest information on how to make Long Island homes more energy efficient, Friday, November 12.
The seminar is being held at the Omni Building at 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard in Uniondale and will begin at 8:30 a.m. Each agency will focus on a different topic including financial rebates (LIPA); how Energy STAR programs can help save consumers money (EPA); Green jobs (NYSERDA); and an update on HOME STAR and other federal legislation (Efficiency First).
Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Seating is limited so please contact Lisanne Altman at Laltmann@lipower.org or 516-719-9843 to RSVP.
Published annually by renewable energy Long Island (reLI), the 2010-11 LI Green Guide was released to the public early last month.
Gloria Reuben graces the cover of the 2010-11 reLI Green Guide
The guide is the third installment from reLI and four pages longer than last year’s edition. Part of the reason for the extra length is the extra editorial content. There are 11 articles all together, three more than last year’s guide, exploring a variety of issues including solar thermal systems, green apps for mobile technology, the likely marriage of energy efficiency and renewables, green buildings, commercial energy efficiency, wind energy, a in-depth piece with actress and activist Gloria Reuben regarding climate change, plus more.
As always, the guide begins with a welcoming letter written by reLI Executive Director Gordian Raacke to readers. Also, like previous guides, this year’s edition concludes with a consumer directory listing businesses, professionals, and other organizations in the local green marketplace. The directory is a bit longer that last year thanks to new organization. It also includes a new, helpful feature: a color-coded key which allows readers to easily identify what listings specializes in.
The best thing about the guide: it’s free! You can find a copy at local Whole Food Market stores, at green-focused events, or at the reLI website where you can request a copy, or save some paper (even though the guide is printed on recycled material) and read it via PDF format here.