In November of 2012, the Western New York Environmental
On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group held their regularly scheduled meeting. The key focuses of this meeting were:
As discussed at the last meeting, there is concern over the Niagara River Greenway. The Board of the
There was an update on the One Region Forward project. The WNYEA has representation on both the Steering Committee and the Working Groups. The One Region Forward Working Committees have been drafting some action goals and setting expectations for their work.
The group discussed the Proceeds Bill, which is an allocated amount of money that will be used for our region’s energy initiatives. There will be a board formed to review initiatives and decide where the funds should go. The group agreed that one of its member organizations should raise up a 2014 Action Agenda plank with suggestions for energy/environmental uses of this money.
The 100% renewable energy study suggestion was revisited. The group discussed what would be specifically studied, because they felt as though many general studies have already been done. They discussed the possibility of doing a specific study in
In regards to their 2013 Action Agenda item about Feed-In-Tariffs, the group will be setting up a meeting with Tom Congdon, Deputy Secretary for Energy at the Governor’s office. This meeting is in response to the previous letter to the Governor urging for a FIT.
For a full summary of the meeting, please check the Working Group’s page for the meeting minutes. Minutes from last month’s meeting have been approved and can be found here.
Do you have feedback or suggestions for this group? Tell us in the comment section below, or come to the next meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Offices at the Larkin at Exchange,