Transitioning NY State to 100% Renewables by 2030
Sponsors: WNY Drilling Defense, and Environmental Justice Task Force of the WNY Peace Center
Mark Dunlea is chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund (GELF) and helps coordinate the statewide campaign to transition to 100% renewables in NYS by 2030. He will provide an update on state efforts around renewable energy, including a new study just announced by the Governor. He will also discuss state legislation for a carbon tax; the Attorney General's effort to investigate the fossil fuel industry role in promoting climate denial; divesting the state pension funds from fossil fuels; and, Governor Cuomo's $7.6 billion bailout of the nuclear industry.
Betta Broad will talk about Electric Vehicles (EV) in New York State. Betta is Outreach Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power, an organization focused on advancing solar, offshore wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, renewable heating and cooling, as well as creating jobs in these industries for all communities in New York. New Yorkers for Clean Power is convened by NRDC, Frack Action, Catskill Mountainkeeper, The Solutions Project and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).