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.
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.
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.