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Editorial: New York journeying into darkness as statewide energy issues loom

May 5, 2022

Post Editorial Board | May 4, 2022 The state Department of Environmental Conservation needs to make the right call ona crucial liquefied-natural-gas project, or New Yorkers will be out in the cold.  Literally.  The DEC has until Friday to issue permits for two new LNG vaporizers at a National Grid facility in Brooklyn, to back […]

Op-Ed | Good energy policy protects good union jobs

May 5, 2022

Constance Bradley, President of TWU Local 101 | May 4, 2022 For years the State of New York has constrained natural gas supply to the City of New York under the misguided belief that the state’s nation-leading climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, CLCPA for short, required it. Advocates in 2019 opposed […]

Editorial — More input needed: State’s Climate Action Council must listen to concerns of critics

May 4, 2022

Livingston County News | May 4, 2022 New York has some very ambitious goals for its long-term energy usage. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act passed in 2019 set the bar for green power. This law mandates that the state obtain at least 70% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. In addition, […]

Climate zealots vs. N.Y. homeowners and workers

May 2, 2022

John Samuelsen and Constance Bradley | May 02, 2022 A draft proposal to cut greenhouse emissions would be a job-killing disaster that also will zap residents and homeowners with sky-high energy costs. The proposal, drafted by the state’s Climate Action Council created under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, recommends dozens upon dozens of regulations […]

Climate Action Council holds public hearing

April 28, 2022

Kelly Dudzik April 27, 2022 The New York State Climate Action Council is holding a public hearing Wednesday in Buffalo to talk about its proposed policies to reach the state’s climate goals. The Draft Scoping Plan is a 341-page document that the state is getting the public’s comment on until June 10, 2022. It was created […]

Energy road map calls for sweeping changes for WNY homeowners

April 28, 2022

Matt Glynn Apr 27, 2022 Big changes are looming for how Western New York residents heat their homes and operate their appliances. A new statewide energy plan being debated would gradually phase out the use of natural gas in homes and buildings, in favor of greater reliance on electricity. The changes recommended in the Climate […]

Too far, or not far enough: Draft NYS climate action plan sparks lively debate

April 27, 2022

By Jacob Fries jacob.fries@lockportjournal.com New York State recently unveiled its long term plan for addressing climate change and meeting the terms of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019. What CLCPA looks to do is bring New York state to a carbon neutral economy by 2050. This involves achieving net-zero carbon emissions, growing and […]

NEW YORKERS FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY COALITION LAUNCHES STATEWIDE TELEVISION CAMPAIGN

March 29, 2022

Six-figure Campaign Will Air in Every Major TV Market in New York State;Highlights How Energy Bills Will Skyrocket if Albany Lawmakers Current Plans Become Law Recent Polling Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Say Electric Bills Are Already Too High & 84% of Residents Support Use of Natural Gas (Albany, NY) – The New Yorkers for […]

NEW YORKERS FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO NY RENEWS RALLY

March 8, 2022

New Yorkers for Affordable Energy released the following statement in response to today’s planned “$15 Billion Before It’s Too Late” rally in Albany. The statement should be attributed to Michelle Hook, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Affordable Energy: “NY Renews is not interested in sound energy policy, or the fact that New Yorkers already […]

Statement from NYAE on Northern Access Pipeline Court Decision

March 25, 2021

A federal court has ruled against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and upheld a federal decision in favor of National Fuel’s long-delayed Northern Access Pipeline’s $500 million natural gas project through Western New York. New Yorkers for Affordable Energy released this statement in reaction to the court’s decision:    “The high court’s Northern […]