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NYS failing on Clean Energy & Broadwater

 

NYS Gets “D”on Clean Energy Report Card


New York’s net metering policy, the practice that credits consumers for the clean power they generate, received a grade of “D” on a report card released earlier this month by the Network for New Energy Choices.

 

New York has one of the most restrictive net metering policies in the Northeast. Pennsylvania and New Jersey received “A”s and Connecticut scored a “B.” The report  card is available at www.newenergychoices.org.

 

New York ’s net metering policy, often referred to as “spinning the meter backward,” restricts the size of eligible energy systems. We are also one of only two states in the nation (out of the 40+ that are currently home to net metering policies) that doesn’t allow commercial and industrial customers to receive credit for the excess power they generate back to utility companies. Current New York State law limits system capacity to sizes too small to give businesses incentives to invest in their own clean energy systems.

The state can improve its net metering policy by increasing eligible system size, opening up net metering to all customers—residential, agricultural and business, expanding net excess generation for wind, and increasing the overall limit on net metering enrollment.  

 

Fixing the state’s net metering policy would go a long way toward unleashing the economic development potential of the growing clean energy industry in New York .

 

 

Connecticut Wades in on Broadwater Last week, leaders from the Nutmeg State reached out to Governor Spitzer to let him know that they don’t like the proposed Broadwater Energy Project.

We don’t like it, either. Green groups, including Environmental Advocates of New York, have opposed the project since it was proposed. Broadwater could endanger the health of the Sound and the safety of residents living on or near either shoreline.  

Broadwater Energy, a consortium of Shell Oil and TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., wants to build the $700 million liquefied natural gas terminal in the Long Island Sound. As the crow flies that’s nine miles from Long Island and 10 miles from Connecticut.   

Dozens of New York leaders and lawmakers from every corner of the state have come out against the project, including Senator Hillary Clinton. Now Connecticut is gearing up for the fight. And while Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has publicly come out against the project, Governor Spitzer has stayed mum. We’ll keep you posted.

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One Response

  1. Spitzer’s actions redefine the term “Broad” water!

    Check out the spoof on the broadwaterenergy.com site:

    http://www.fraudwater.com

    LOL!!!!!

    We can’t let Broadwater approval sneak by with all of Spitzer’s problems!

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