NYS Energy Plan

Submit your comments on flawed New York State Energy Plan by deadline May 30, 2014 at http://energyplan.ny.gov/Process/Comments.aspx or by mail: 2014 Draft State Energy Plan Comments, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.

You can access NYS Energy Plan at http://energyplan.ny.gov/Plans/2014.aspx

Review other ideas here for writing your own comments. For a simple way to submit comments, go to www.catskillcitizens.org and click on each of the 23 comments and they will be sent directly to Commissioner Rhodes at NYSERDA.

New York State can be a national leader in renewable energy. Yet, the New York State Energy Plan includes fracking and shale gas infrastructure development that will result in significant increases in methane emissions which is in direct conflict with Governor Patterson’s Executive Order #24 requiring that New York State reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels. Methane gas is a fossil fuel, not a clean energy fuel. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, methane is 86 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period and 34 times more potent over 100 years.

Preliminary Comments on 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan
Prepared by Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., Economist, Pepacton Institute LLC – March 6, 2014

Comments of the Catskill Mountainkeeper, Otsego 2000, Inc., 350NYC, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Sane Energy Project and United For Action on the 2014 Draft Energy Plan – March 6, 2014

Problems with the NYS Energy Plan
By Keith Schue – February 25, 2014

By Susan Van Dolsen – February 20, 2014