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October 29, 2014

From AIA New York website

Distributed energy, island energy, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), micro-grid – these are some of the terms architects and engineers will need to know about for the future of energy distribution. The capacity and integrity of our vulnerable power grid is increasingly threatened by climate change, terrorism, and increased demands in our technology driven society cousing general capacity overloads. Ther recent 2013 blackout that started on a hot day in a minor power plant in Cleveland, shut down Ontario and then darkened the entire Northeast, illustrates this point effectively. When the grid goes down, as it did during Superstorm Sandy, safety and recovery are greatly compromised. Will your community or your project be vulnerable?

This program will provide details you need to plan CHP and micro-grid projects. It will provide technical and energy planning tools for conversions, metering, controls, and thermal power generation. There are great opportunities already available, but there are also roadblocks to using these means to protect your projects from power loss. Speakers will cover not just the nuts and bolts of how to plan for and implement micro-grid technologies into projects, but also how to convince communities and clients alike, how to work with or around local, state, and federal government policy, and what you need to understand about the role of the Power Authority.

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October 30, 2014

LIPA HQ, 333 Earle Ovington Blvd, Uniondale, NY 11553

LIPA: Lets Turn, Not Burn

LIPA: Let’s Turn, Not Burn!

Gov. Cuomo, the State Legislature and LIPA promised us to select 400 MW of renewable energy this year when PSEG took over as Long Island's utility company. Join us on October 30, 2014 at 10 AM at the LIPA Headquarters in Uniondale to call on Gov. Cuomo, PSEG Long Island and the LIPA Board to keep their promise to Long Islanders by investing in offshore wind now. Wear blue to show your support!
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In response to Long Islanders’ demands for cleaner power, last year LIPA committed to purchasing 280MW of new renewable energy, enough to power 150,000 homes. The LIPA Board of Trustees is expected to decide on this new power source by the end of the year. Choosing offshore wind would make New York’s first offshore wind farm a reality.

Building a large-scale offshore wind project will attract new businesses, create jobs and grow our economy while providing Long Island with clean, reliable power. At the same time, it will reduce our dependence on polluting fossil fuels and clean up our air.
Let’s make sure LIPA, PSEG and Governor Cuomo don’t miss this historic opportunity to make Long Island, and New York, a national renewable energy leader.

Endorsing Organizations/Sponsors:
Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment
National Wildlife Federation
North Fork Environmental Council
Renewable Energy Long Island
Sierra Club

October 30, 2014

Bellmore Exempts Fire Hall, 228 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, NY 11710

Liberty Natural Gas is proposing to build an offshore facility for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers just a few miles off NY/NJ harbor and our beaches. It's called "Port Ambrose" and could be used to import or export natural gas. 


Come to an important meeting on October 30th for a presentation about the dangers of Port Ambrose.  


Learn why LNG and Port Ambrose is a target for terrorism; threatens fishing, jobs, and tourism; why it is a disaster for our climate; and steers us away from efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy. 


 NO LNG Coalition 

Informational & Organizing Community Meeting


Thursday, October 30, 2014




Bellmore Exempts Fire Hall, 228 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, NY 11710


RSVP:  Register online to attend this important meeting,  OR call 800-763-8038 


The NO LNG Coalition is a broad coalition of community groups, organizations and civic leaders




  • Invitation to the October 30, 2014 -  NO LNG Information and Organizing Community Meeting 
  • Detailed fact sheet about the dangers of Port Ambrose.


Please call 800-763-8038 if you have questions and/or what to join the coalition.




Claudia Borecky, Chair of the LNG Committee

Coalition of Nassau Civic Associations


Phil Franco, President 

Coalition of Nassau Civic Associations

Seaford Harbor Homeowners Association 


David Stonehill, President

Old Lindenmere Civic Association


Clare Donohue, Program Director

Sane Energy Project


Edie Kantrowitz

Board Member,  United for Action

Vice President,  NYC Friends of Clearwater


Jessica Roff, Downstate Regional Organizer

New Yorkers Against Fracking


Ling Tsou, Co-founder

United for Action


Cindy Zipf, Executive Director

Clean Ocean Action

October 30, 2014

Hampton Bays Community Center

Southampton Green Power Forum

The Town of Southampton's Sustainable Advisory Committee is hosting a public forum on “Green Power: Renewable Energy for Southampton’s Future” at the Hampton Bays Community Center, October 30, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm.

The purpose of this event is to provide Town residents with a range of information on local and regional energy issues.  

Clint Plummer, VP of Development for Deepwater Wind, will discuss their proposed offshore wind project, Deepwater One, that could provide wind power to the east end and eliminate the need for diesel peaker power plants.  Deepwater One would be located 30 miles east of Montauk.

John Franceschina, PSEG Long Island Manager of Residential Efficiency Programs, will talk about PSEG’s energy efficiency and renewable programs available to home owners and businesses.

Gordian Raacke, Executive Director for Renewable Energy Long Island, will discuss East Hampton's new 100% renewable energy plan and its relevance for the Town of Southampton.

Following these presentations, the speakers will answer questions from the audience.  The event will be moderated by the Sustainable Committee's co-chairs, Dieter von Lehsten and Scott Carlin.   The Committee will also invite public input on recommendations for 2015 Committee activities and Town legislative actions.  

Southampton Town’s Sustainable Advisory Committee serves as a resource, a catalyst, and an advocate for environmental, social and economic sustainability. The Committee serves as a bridge between ideas and their practical implementation by advising the Town Board, fostering local partnerships, and engaging our local communities to develop goals and practices that improve the well being of our town and ensure a vibrant and resilient future for all.

The Hampton Bays Senior Center is located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue, just south of Montauk Hwy.