Tell Albany: Support NYS Renewable Energy Incentive


Petition New York State Legislature
Support Solar & Wind Energy Incentive

This petition to the Albany Legislature supports an important incentive for renewable solar & wind energy sold back to the grid.  This incentive, called a "Feed In Tariff" (FIT), provides an above-retail price for renewable energy sold back to utilities; there are now FIT Bills before the Albany Legislature.

New York State has set a target of 24% renewable energy production by 2013. This target is called the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).  The FIT will provide the incentive for New York State to succeed in reaching its RPS goal with solar and wind energy.

FIT's have proven most effective, making Germany and Spain the number one and two producers, respectively, of solar energy.  

YOU SUPPORT SOLAR & WIND ENERGY -  please keep this petition going and forward this email to your contact list.  This petition is open (only) to residents of New York State.

"(A Feed-In Tariff is) a simple requirement to utilities that they buy power from small to medium-sized renewable electricity generators for a period of time, say 20 years, at a fixed price. ...You spread the costs around to all ratepayers, and the impact on their rates is very small.  Germany has done it successfully, and they have six times the solar power of the U.S. with roughly a third of the population.  We need one big state to join Vermont in implementing feed-in tariffs. Vermont is already doing this, and Ontario already has it.  If one big state were to implement feed-in tariffs, such as a Michigan, California, or New York, then it would really get them on the map (for new jobs)."
                 - R. James Woolsey, Jr.
                   CIA Director, 1993-1995

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Committee for a Green South Fork (CGSF) in Long Island advocates environmentally desirable development and energy conservation. CGSF encourages transportation alternatives and the usage of alternative energy sources. CGSF is also concerned with the preservation of scenic vistas, aesthetic improvement of roads, and improving the water quality of lakes and ponds. In 2009, CGSF successfully opposed an above-ground Long Island Power Authority transmission line in Southampton Town resulting in the cables being buried below ground.

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