Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Find out about GLOW: Great Lakes Off-Shore Wind Project

A great way to find out about the New York State Power Authority’s (NYPA) Great Lakes Off-shore Wind (GLOW) project is to attend the Center of Environmental Information’s annual “Community Salute to the Environment”. 

This event is a fund raiser for our area’s premier environmental education organization and in my view very important because it is an opportunity to find out what is going on with off-shore wind power generation in our area. 

This type of renewable energy could have a significant role in our area’s ability to offset greenhouse gas emissions, but there is little explanation in the press of how this is going to happen and many other details that the public needs to know.  

There has been some press about the various townships (including a story today “Irondequoit holds off on turbine opposition | Democrat and Chronicle) but not a whole lot of background on who is opposing this project, how it will be implemented, and more. For example, here’s a question of mine: “For those opposing this major renewable energy source for our area, what is their solution to our energy/climate change issue? 

In other words, if we don’t have wind power, aren’t we condemned to drill for gas and coal to get the energy we need?” One way to find out all this is to attend this program and ask Mr. Richard Kessel, President, New York Power Authority yourself. 

Community Salute to the Environment: 2010 Each year CEI celebrates community leaders and initiatives that have made a positive impact on our natural environment and honors the numerous environmental accomplishments in the Greater Rochester area. The 2010 event will be held at historic George Eastman House. Attendees are encouraged to tour the House, open during the reception. This year’s event will take place on October 25, 2010. CEI: Center for Environmental Information

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