Last week both Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) and the New York League of Conservative Voters (NYLCV) announced their intentions to push the Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act of 2011.
Introduced by Assembly Member Steve Englebright, the bill aims to meet 5,000 megawatts of solar energy produced in the state by 2025. The bill’s plan is progressive, requiring retail electrical suppliers to annually up their sale of solar starting with a minimum of .05% in 2013 and increasing each year until reaching 2.5% in 2025.
If implimented, the bill is estimated to create 22,000 jobs and roughly $500 million in annual wages.
The bill in its entirety can be read here. To encourage your elected officials to take action, visit this web site and send them an email.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.