Archive for March 28, 2016

Wind Farm Area Announced Off Long Beach

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the official start of the process to create the wind farm area 11 miles south of our shores at Long Beach

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Read Long Beach Herald article here: Feds identify offshore wind farm site

Want to see what it might look like from the beach? Click here
All Our Energy will be advocating 100% FOR IT and advocating it be done to the highest environmental, wildlife, and shared-use standards possible for best outcomes. As residents of a 100 mile long island that is very vulnerable to climate impacts, we cannot afford to stay on the fossil fuels driving that climate change. The impacts of off shore wind would be minute, compared to more or continued dirty energy use.

If you have any questions about it, please contact us and we will address your concerns or find out the answers you seek. 

Today we told LIPA- its time for renewables!

 

Today we rallied at the Long Island Power Authority Trustee meeting to tell them “Plug Me In To Off Shore Wind!”

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All Our Energy were part of over 100 activists and demonstrators at this week’s LIPA Board meeting.

LIPA Chairman Suozzi asked, and not a single person in the room was against developing off shore wind. I spoke in favor of moving forward with off shore wind right now for the power they need to generate for the South Fork of LI.  For the same price we can have clean energy with battery storage from an off shore wind farm 30 miles from Montauk, or build new fossil fuel power plants and gas pipelines to feed them across the island, including sensitive nature areas.  Why would we not move into the renewable energy future??

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read about it here:

Dozens protest to approve offshore LI wind turbines
VIDEO: Dozens rally for LIPA approval of offshore wind turbines


Plus about the Off Shore Wind Forum from last week in East Hampton
http://mobile.easthamptonstar.com/News/2016324/Swell-Support-Buoys-Wind-Project

 

Our Letter Published in Newsday

Newsday published my (highly abbreviated) letter about Suffolk County’s single use plastic bag proposal this week.

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/letters/letter-newsday-uses-plastic-bags-too-1.11576235

newsdaybagsWe are pushing for similar action in Long Beach, to eliminate single use plastic bag pollution. Thank you for your support.

Can you display that support with one of our bumper stickers??  this show of support will help your neighbors and everyone become aware and transform Long Beach to a reusable bag culture, saving our waterways from tens of thousands of plastic bag assaults and helping keep our streets clean.

Please save the date for our next showing of Bag It at Bridgeworks on April 1!

2 things you can do to help us stand up for renewables

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Long Island is at a crossroads. We need more power to run our homes, especially on the South Fork.

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A developer is ready to supply this energy, from an off shore wind farm, promised at the same or lower cost than a new fossil fuel power plant, with battery storage to cover the estimated few dozen hours annually the wind isn’t blowing, and they take all the risk, supplying electricity at a fixed rate for a certain period of time.

In opposition to that, another developer wants to put one or two fossil fuel powered plants into the area. this will probably require new gas pipelines and other dangerous infrastructure through Long Island neighborhoods to feed it.

The choice couldn’t be clearer.  why would we go back to the past when we can move on to a clean energy future and start the renewable energy revolution right here on Long Island- a revolution that comes with up to 40,000 jobs?

Join our meeting tonight to educate and support YOU to speak at LIPA’s March 21 board meeting for off shore wind!  This will likely be the last chance before they announce their decision. Let’s be heard and help them make the right choice!

“Bag It” was a Hit!

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We had a fantastic time and an enlightening conversation followed on from our screening of “Bag It” last Friday.

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All Our Energy and the BYO Bag LB Campaign Thank The City Of Long Beach, Councilman Anthony Eramo, Ryan Mc Tiernan, The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Surfrider Foundation Central LI Chapter, and sponsors Cybernet (http://www.cybernetny.com/)and EmPower Solar (www.empower-solar.com/).

Did you get your BYO Bag LB Bumper sticker???  Put one up and help show your support for this campaign!

Now we need your help to expand and show the widespread public support (that’s YOU)  that there is for eliminating single use plastic bag pollution.  Let’s make this a dinner table topic and transition Long Beach to a reusable bag culture!

“Bag It” with us TONIGHT 3/4/16

Tonight, Friday Night March 4, 2016 at 7pm, join All Our Energy, the BYO Bag LB Campaign along with the City Of Long Beach, The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Surfrider Foundation Central LI Chapter, with pizza and refreshments sponsored by Cybernet (http://www.cybernetny.com/) and EmPower Solar (www.empower-solar.com/) for family Friendly Friday night movie showing of “Bag It” at Long Beach City Hall.
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Please bring your friends, kids, everyone… and share with everyone you know. invite them right now at the event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741239379440120/
 
Many thanks to Councilman Anthony Eramo for his help to bring the campaign to the public through official city channels!
Now we need your help to expand and show the widespread public support (that’s YOU)  that there is for eliminating single use plastic bag pollution.  Let’s make this a dinner table topic and transition Long Beach to a reusable bag culture!
If you haven’t already, Please like and share the campaign’s Facebook page