Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Let's Bring Clean Energy to WNY!

By Bill Nowak

I am writing to let you know about a local clean energy initiative.

The Sierra Club Niagara Group Energy Committee has been looking at places that have been successful at bringing wind, solar and other renewables on line.

I was commissioned to write a paper on the subject. The paper is called "CLEAN-FIT - A Program to Unleash Renewable Energy and Create Jobs in New York State." It's available on line.

I really hope you'll download this paper and look though it.

We will presenting much of this information as part of a forum on Saturday, April 21st at the Burchfield Penney Art Museum on Elmwood Avenue next to Buff State from 2 to 4 PM. A flier on the forum is here.

The forum is presented as part of Peace on Earth Month (POEM).

While the paper is on renewables for NY State, we have designed an innovative campaign to make WNY a demonstration project for creating green jobs in the solar, wind and other clean energy sectors.

We'll be unveiling it on the 21st. Please save the date.
We're hoping you'd like to be part of this campaign and whether or not you're able to make it on the 21st.

Please save the date of Monday, April 23rd at 6:30pm when we'll be holding a information/training session on the WNY demonstration project.  If you want to volunteer to help or just learn more, please attend:
  • WHAT: Public Information Campaign on Renewable Energy -- 'CLEAN-FIT'
  • WHEN: April 23, 2012 at 6:30pm
  • WHERE: TriMain Building Rm.401, 2495 Main St, Buffalo
SEE: "CLEAN-FIT - A Program to Unleash Renewable Energy and Create Jobs in New York State." It's available on line
Please save the date of the 23rd and think about joining us to bring more green jobs and clean energy to WNY.

Bill Nowak, Energy Committee, Sierra Club Niagara Group

1 comment:

Joel Huberman said...

I've carefully read Bill's paper on CLEAN-FIT programs. It clearly explains the nature and advantages of such programs. Where such programs have been vigorously implemented, they have proved far more successful than alternative mechanisms (examples include tax subsidies and Renewable Energy Credits) at bringing in a healthy variety of renewable energy technologies and--of great importance to our troubled economy--JOBS, lots of JOBS!!