Energy & Climate Change
Niagara Falls serves as a gateway into the Western New York region, but also as an active source of for energy production. Since 1895, hydroelectricity has been drawn from the more than 4 million cubic feet of water rushing over the falls every minute. Renewable energy sources, such as this, are crucial in addressing the energy needs of our society in an environmentally friendly way. Where energy comes from can have a distinct impact on our region. Renewable energy, generated from natural sources in a way that can be replenished, has key economic and environmental advantages.
These are just a few of the topics covered by the Energy & Climate Change Working Group. The group aims to educate about renewable energy and energy efficiency, prevent pollution from energy creation, limit human consumption of natural resources, influence energy policy to promote clean and renewable energy opportunities in Western New York, and create economic benefits through clean energy and energy efficiency.
If all this energy talk has sparked your interest in the group, get involved!
- Come to an upcoming meeting to discuss this group’s role in the WNYEA Action Agenda
- Read the previous meeting recaps and meeting minutes
- Sign up for the listserv to join in the discussion and get meeting reminders and alerts
REFERENCES & FURTHER READING:
- Center for Climate Strategies
- Green Packs: New York plans to meet 45% of its power needs from renewable energy sources by 2015
- New York Power Authority (NYPA): About Us
- NYPA: Solar Company to Receive Hydropower to Locate Facility in Western New York
- PV and/or Wind Energy in NY State: A Moral Conundrum with an Amoral Solution,” Dave Bradley
- Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences Assessments
- The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Performance To-Date and the Path Ahead, ENE May 2014
Check the calendar to find an upcoming meeting for this group
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