Tuesday, February 6th
Advocates for Renewable Energy and Environmental Justice
Detail Flaws with Albany’s Proposed Fracked-Gas Microgrid
and Demand Action from Cuomo
WHO: Merton D. Simpson, Albany County Legislator for District 2 and the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE)
WHAT: Press Conference to expose misinformation on proposed fossil fuel microgrid for the Empire State Plaza and urge action on alternatives
WHEN: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:00 AM
WHERE: New York State Capitol, 2nd Floor “War Room”
On Tuesday, February 6th, Albany County Legislator Merton D. Simpson and the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) will present information to Governor Cuomo detailing serious mistakes and misrepresentations made by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in its promotion of a fracked gas power plant in downtown Albany to serve the Empire State Plaza. The project is proposed in Sheridan Hollow, a low-income community of color that has long suffered from combustion emissions to heat and cool the State Capitol and other government buildings. Recognizing the outstanding potential for renewables–especially geothermal energy–the group will demand a comprehensive feasibility analysis of alternative methods to heat, cool, and power the Plaza, and call for a new Request for Proposals (RFP). Speakers will address:
- Distorted claims of efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction
- Expansion of fossil fuels under the guise of resiliency
- Perpetuation of environmental injustice lasting over a century
- A Better Way: How geothermal heating and cooling could eliminate emissions and provide real relief to Sheridan Hollow
—and what Governor Cuomo can do to make it happen.
Wednesday, February 7th
People’s Hearing on Climate
9 AM to 2 PM
Gov. Cuomo’s budget falls way short when it comes to addressing climate change! Join people from around NYS at the People’s Hearing on Climate and tell the Governor you want serious action to get to a 100% renewable economy!
8:45-9:30 Meet 3rd floor of Leg. Office Bldg, State St. side for briefing & to get a t-shirt!
9:30 Go to action at Environmental Conservation budget hearing, LOB
Make clear that the Governor’s Budget doesn’t go far enough on climate!
10:00-11:30 Go to and testify at People’s Climate Hearing
11:30 Lunch provided by NY Renews
1:00 Giant check delivery action at Governor’s office, 2d floor, Capitol Building
(tell Governor we want $7 billion for climate action!)
Register here or confirm with Bob Cohen, Citizen Action at firstname.lastname@example.org. (indicate through Facebook you won’t be coming on a bus. EmailBob for detailed info. on where different events are or to testify at the People’s Climate Hearing)
Clean Energy Future
Wednesday, February 7 pm
Nott Memorial, 807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308.
“A sneak peek at a clean energy future” is the theme. Alicia Barton, president and CEO of New York Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) will be speaking.
Hosted by Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering. All talks in the series are free and open to the public.
Local Climate Action
February 8 at 7 pm
Bethlehem Town Hall, room 101, Bethlehem, NY.
Meet activist, attorney, author and former Administrative Law Judge, Eleanor Stein, who will speak about why local work on climate change is more important now than ever before. Learn how the world is welcoming our local efforts to the climate table and how the “local is challenging the national.” Don’t miss this special event hosted by Like Minds United of the Capital District, the Sierra Club and Save the Pine Bush.
Help Us Get Local Officials to Sign On Letter to
Gov. Cuomo Calling for Climate Action!
Deadline: Wednesday, February 14th
Contact Bob Cohen, Citizen Action at email@example.com or (518) 465-4600 x104 to help! We will be having press conferences around the state featuring local officials calling for climate action – local details to follow.
If you are a local elected official anywhere in NYS, Click here for the letter and form to register!
Protest Offshore Oil Drilling
Thursday, February 15,
3 pm – 7 pm
Albany Hilton, 40 Lodge St. Albany, NY 12207 (map)
The federal government’s Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management is holding a hearing at the downtown Albany Hilton to see what Albany residents think about off shore oil drilling. All you need to do is show up, tell the federal government what you think and rally outside the hotel.
Sponsored by The National Resource Defense Council, 350.org, Sierra Club, etc.
Screening of “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock”
Saturday, February. 17 at 7:30 pm
Channing Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus).
Free admission & refreshments & public invited.
This powerful documentary captures the story of the heroic Native-led defiance that dramatically changed the fight for clean water, the environment, and the future of the planet.
Part of Solidarity Committee of the Capital District series and co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action.
Monday, April 23rd (Earth Day Week)
Large Statewide Rally and Civil Disobedience
at State Capitol Area
to Call for Climate Action
Details to follow.
SNYFGP leaders on the Nightly Business Report
On February 2, 2018 In a segment called “Bright Ideas,” the “Nightly Business Report” in a PBS/CNBC collaborative report did a 4.5 minute piece on Dandelion Energy and their first geothermal heating and cooling system customers, Becky Meier and Bob Connors. Watch it here beginning at the 22.00 minute mark.
Introducing Citizens Advocating for Renewable Energy (CASE)
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline has established a new committee name for its renewable energy work. Welcome to Citizens Advocating for Renewable Energy;
Save the Date for Community Solar Presentation
Wednesday, March 28
East Greenbush Methodist Church