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All Our Energy 2016 Art Contest Launched

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All Our Energy, in Association with Sierra Club Long Island Group, announce the launch of our Fall 2016 Long Island College Student Poster Design / Art Contest.

Short link to the contest page is: bit.ly/windart16

We invite college students to create / design a potential poster for our continuing off shore wind power outreach campaign that shows us their artistic skills and their vision of Long Island’s sustainable energy future.

Deadline for entry is November 18, 2016.

Grand Prize is $300

The most interesting, inspiring, and engaging entry, according to our judges, will win.

The winner and three runners-up will be featured on our permanent web page for the contest.

It is an exciting time, with off shore wind power coming to the coast of Long Island. We hope to share that interest and enthusiasm.

If your program or clubs would like to host our off shore wind presentation, a discussion, or a documentary film screening about the first US off shore wind farm, please contact me for dates in November. Evenings are most preferred.

We really appreciate your help in getting word out to students now. This contest only runs for five weeks so the awards can be given out this semester.

The Offshore Wind Top 10

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In an update to the US Dept of Energy’s “Wind 101″ featured here in July 2011 is this great article.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

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Great timing with the big Wind 100 event coming up June 14, 2014 to call for offshore wind here on Long Island.

Offshore Wind For New York Summaries

Neal Lewis, of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Addresses The "Why Offfshore Wind" discussion at the Offshore Wind For New York Conference, November 13, 2013.
Neal Lewis, of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Addresses The "Why Offfshore Wind" discussion at the Offshore Wind For New York Conference, November 13, 2013.

Neal Lewis, of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Addresses The “Why Offfshore Wind” discussion at the Offshore Wind For New York Conference, November 13, 2013.

While I was making video clips of key notable and quotable speakers from the conference, a few different reports came in on Offshore Wind For New York 2013.

see those video reports here at All Our Energy’s You Tube Channel

You can check out the reports at these links below:

Highlights from the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference By Annie McClelland At Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

Here is the article from Newsday:
LI wind-energy projects may get a second wind from LIPA, feds

By all means, please pass along any others you find!

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What We Can Do : Offshore Wind for NY 2013

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Our Final Video report installment from The Offshore Wind For NY Conference. The focus is on the policy and political will needed to bring offshore wind to NY

We hear from Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation; Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Doug Sims, Natural Resources Defense Council; Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island; Lisa Dix, Sierra Club.

As mentioned in the video, sign the Sierra Club Petition to Gov. Cuomo to expand wind energy here.

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Additionally, Speaker here Doug Sims, Of NRDC has recently released a very important and informative paper:

Doug Sims: Fulfilling the Promise of U.S. Offshore Wind

What We Can Expect : Offshore Wind For NY 2013

 
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Jim Lanard, President of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition, talks how wind power causes electricity price suppression, and the push back to that.

He explains how offshore wind power will LOWER electric rates, causing lower profits for those who make their money off fossil fuels and ultra high “peak demand”  “market rates”… they’re probably not going to like that!

 
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So watch when they come to fight your wind projects.

He tells us what to expect and what we can do about it.

Utility, Not Futility : Offshore Wind For NY 2013

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In this 3rd report from the Offshore Wind for New York 2013 Conference, the focus is on the aspects of the utility, the huge power and influence the utility can wield to either get it done or not, and the LIPA (soon to be PSEG Long Island) Request for Proposals (RFP) for offshore wind.

 

We hear from Neal Lewis, LIPA Trustee / Sustainable Institute at Molloy College Director; Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island; Doug Sims, Natural Resources Defense Council; Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Jackson Morris, Pace University Energy and Climate Center, and David Daly, incoming President of PSEG Long Island.

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Additionally, Speaker here Doug Sims, Of NRDC has recently released a very important and informative paper:

Fulfilling the Promise of U.S. Offshore Wind

I highly recommend you check it out.

Right Place, Right Time: Offshore Wind For NY 2013

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A major topic from the Offshore Wind for New York Conference 2013 was that Long Island, NY is in the perfect location for the resource and for the demand.

Long Island Offshore wind site map, Courtesy Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Long Island Offshore wind site map, Courtesy Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Speakers:
Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation: “A truly staggering clean energy resource, right where we need it..”

Dr. Anne Marie Scheidt, Stony Brook Advanced Energy and Research and Technology Center; “Long Island is in almost the best position in the entire country”

Neal Lewis, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College; “Long Island is well suited to take advantage of that resource”

Jackson Morris, Pace University Energy and Climate Center; “Long Island… is the place to build offshore wind”

Lisa Dix, Sierra Club. “there are opportunities to move offshore wind forward in 2014″

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An Untapped Resource: Offshore Wind for NY 2013

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The first in a series of reports from the Offshore Wind Power for New York conference, held at SUNY Stony Brook’s Wang Center on November 13, 2013.

One of the themes was the great resource that we have but we are not using.

Many participating speakers said we are missing out on an economical and ecological way to drive a clean energy economy for New York and Long Island.

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What they are saying:

Neal Lewis of Sustainability Institute at Molloy College. “We have some 1500 megawatts… A significant resource that we are not today taking advantage of”

Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island: “LIPA’s Fuel costs (annually are) … taking 1.5 billion dollars out of our pockets, out of our economy.”

Roger Clayman, LI Federation of Labor: “an opportunity .. the vast potential we have, right at our fingertips here on Long Island, to create a new kind of economy.”

Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation: “It is staggering how much clean energy is available out there. ”

Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment: “we need to have offshore wind as part of our clean, safe, homegrown energy portfolio.”

Watch the video to hear them for yourself.

Sierra Club have a petition to take part in to help bring Offshore Wind to Long Island.
you can sign that petition by clicking this link:Tell Governor Cuomo to lead on clean energy .’

Another Chance to Bring Offshore Wind to Long Island

Board Of Ocean Energy Management(BOEM) map for the proposed NYPA (LIPA  and Con ED) plan for a Long Island-New York City offshore wind farm approximately 12 Miles offshore.

Board Of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) map of the proposed NYPA (LIPA and Con ED) plan for a Long Island-New York City offshore wind farm approximately 12 Miles offshore.

Recently, LIPA and Con Edison are issuing calls for public input on trying to bring back the plan for a wind farm 12 miles off the shores of Long Island.

Find that info by clicking here: Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project

This is great news.

Coincidentally, Sierra Club has really picked up the ball that they started rolling earlier last year. At that time,the LIPA board failed to do anything like ‘leading” -they just passed the natural gas buck to the next generation, guaranteeing another 30 or more years of further fossil fuel dependence, fracking pollution and price gouging (and that one didnt take long-only 5 months to come home to roost).

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It may not be too late. Sierra have been trying to convince LIPA to rethink their do-nothing stance and invest in wind energy, even as a hedge against these types of spikes. They have almost reached their goal of sending 5000 signatures to LIPA telling them to get on board with wind energy.
This is the moment, here is the movement, get on board with them!
click on the following link to be heard:

Sierra Club: Support Offshore Wind and Clean Energy Jobs for NY

Further news this week Long Island’s News12 is reporting LIPA rates to jump about $13 per month in March to reflect “natural gas price spikes”, due to the “unseasonably cold weather”.
Once again when you start talking costs going up like this, wind energy which is already close in price, fast becomes cheaper(another post). That does not include the effect that having wind energy would have: creating savings across all forms of electricity generated by having more supply to cover demand. Less natural gas demand = lower market price for natural gas.

What is it going to take to JUST. DO. IT. ALREADY?

Please let me know as soon as you’ve signed on to the Sierra Club link above so we can move on to getting it done!

Poll : Long Islanders Back Renewable Energy

The results of a recent Sierra Club Poll are in:

Long Island is ready for renewable energy.  

 

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Looking down the road: A new poll shows the overwhelming majority of Long Islanders want Renewable Energy for their electricity needs.

 

In light of LIPA’s looming (and hopefully not “dooming”) decisions on what they are going to do about generating our electricity in the future, some important answers emerge about what Long Islanders – LIPA’s customers – think and want.

The questions show an overwhelming majority of Long Islanders, in the 77-90% range depending on the question, are on board with changing over to renewable energy. 

The Poll By the Numbers:

87%- believe New York State should honor it’s commitment to using 30% renewable Energy by 2015 (we’re way behind!)

85% support offshore wind power 12 to 15 miles off the coast of Long Island

78% prefer that New York utilities build new renewable energy infrastructure instead of additional fossil fuel plants

78% think the Cuomo Administration should prioritize clean, renewable energy resources ahead of fossil fuels

79%  the majority want it, even if it costs more-only 16% wouldnt pay more!

89% – say we should meet our renewable energy goals using clean energy from projects built in New York State - (as opposed to “outsourcing” our renewable energy opportunities to another state to develop, deliver and profit from.)

You can find the poll and results for yourself here:

https://docs.google.com/a/sierraclub.org/file/d/0B8V_FuEIYqCVYXNhMXlmZzJEaUU/edit?pli=1

It would seem Long Islanders are ready, we just need to let LIPA and National Grid know they need to move in this direction NOW.

So, what are we waiting for Long Island?  Let’s Do It!