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.