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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Thinking about Hong Kong? Reflections on the previous,NYS/US phase of the occupy/democracy spirit. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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LIPA hearing in New York State Senate

LILCO failed Long Island! We tried privatization years ago. Then, we were promised a “people’s power authority” with elections. That was squashed. And, Governor Cuomo and others want to go BACKWARDS to privatization. See the discussion live from the NY State Senate. There is some spunky questioning going on now (Wednesday morning and lunchtime). See […]

LIPA Disaster: Blame Cuomo, Not Privatization

Cuomo wins this year’s Scott Walker false narrative award.

Is it time to turn LIPA back into a people’s power authority for Long Island?

Editors’ comments on November 14, 2012: LIPA does not need rants from the politicians who helped make the mess. LIPA needs elections! Pre- Sandy LIPA/Long Island Power Authority coverage from local media: Suffolk Closeup: Electing LIPA’s trustees Shelter Island Reporter / October 21, 2012 by Karl Grossman Sparring over LIPA board’s ‘legitimacy’ Newsday / October […]

Tell Gov. Cuomo: LIPA needs Elections, not more Privatization

Governor Andrew Cuomo is finishing the job of destroying Long Island’s power grid and finances under LIPA

Unhappy with LIPA?

If you are unhappy with LIPA/Long Island Power Authority, you are not alone. A new survey-study shows that LIPA customers are the least satisfied in the nation. If you don’t like it…change it. When LIPA was set up, LIPA board members were supposed to be elected. There are still vestiges of the petitioning rules in […]

Snow photo (and snow help numbers)

Snow on Long Island. Friday, January 21, 2001. Snow problems phone numbers for Nassau County and Suffolk County beneath photo. Of course, in an emergency, in Nassau and Suffolk, you should call 911. Thanks to Long Island Press for publishing a variety of other, local snow-help numbers. Full story at Long Island Press: here. Nassau […]

Solar plant to be built at Brookhaven National Lab

(excerpt from) Long Island Business News Solar power plant to be built at BNL by Henry E. Powderly II / February 27th, 2009 New York Gov. David Paterson on Friday announced the creation of a solar power plant at Brookhaven National Laboratory that will generate enough energy to power 6,500 homes. It would be the […]

NY Governor Paterson vetoes bill to provide LIPA accountability

LIPA was supposed to become the people’s power authority. That has not happened. When LIPA was first set up, there were supposed to be elected members of the LIPA board. Though, that never happened, they are all appointed, with no accountability to the public. (Though, in NY State Law there are still vestiges of that […]

Smithtown Schools (Suffolk County) Goes Solar!

From Newsday: (excerpt) Smithtown schools to get $6M for energy conservation BY STACEY ALTHERR 7:43 PM EDT, September 6, 2008 Smithtown’s school board has approved a $6-million energy conservation project that includes what is being touted as the largest combined solar panel installation at any Long Island school district. Like this:Like Loading…

Is Your House Calling for a Check-up?

Dear Friend of Renewable Energy: I wanted to tell you about some pretty interesting (and free!) events that we have coming up that might help you save some money if you are a Long Island homeowner with high utility and heating bills. But first, I have to tell you about my recent doctor’s visit. A […]

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