PUBLIC FORUM: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Are the Lights Going Out on New York?
This forum will shed light on New York State Energy and
Environmental policy issues that have kept New Yorkers in the dark.
Guest Speaker: Doug Lee
Computer systems management professional. Frequent speaker on energy and environmental issues and outspoken advocate for farmers and rural communities in NYS. Former Republican State Assembly candidate.
Guest Speaker: Maureen Koetz
Principal Partner in Koetz and Duncan LLC. Environmental Counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Environmental Policy Director for the Nuclear Energy Institute. Represented the nuclear industry at the Kyoto Climate Change Conference. Former Republican State Assembly candidate.
Additional biographical information on our speakers can be found here.
GENERAL CLUB MEETING: THURSDAY MAY 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM
MEETING AT: Knights of Columbus – St. Anne’s Council
263-15 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
ARE THE LIGHTS GOING OUT ON NEW YORK?
New York State has significant deposits of natural gas. Gas development would create jobs, lower taxes and stimulate the economy for the entire state. While gas development using hydraulic fracturing has been proven to be safe, special interest groups have succeeded in effecting a state-wide ban.
Solar energy has been touted as a clean alternative to natural gas. Despite significant public subsidies, the technology is barely producing the same amount of energy used in its own production, while producing significant pollution as part of its manufacturing process. Oblivious to the increased pollution, Albany is mandating massive conversion of the state’s power
grid to renewables like solar, at significant cost to tax payers. Governor Cuomo’s fracking ban and push to shut down Indian Point will continue to drive up our electric bills, kill off jobs, businesses and economic recovery. This forum will shed light on the environmental and political issues impacting energy development.