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Wind Works! (Sierra Club Writers Group)
September 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
At the Crane Library, 633 Elmwood (@ Highland), 2nd floor. Emergency response planning:
We hope you can make it to the Thursday, 9/5/19 Sierra Club Writers Group to learn about a crisis situation where your help is needed. Thanks to the efforts of a grass roots coalition of clean energy, labor and social justice activists, New York's recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act mandates 100% carbon free electricity generation by 2040. This puts us in line to blunt some of the worst impacts of the climate crisis. We will not meet this climate goal without thoroughly exploring New York’s windiest locations and the areas most accessible for solar development. There is a move afoot by a couple County Legislators, supported by Rep. Chris Collins, to put Erie County on record opposed to wind energy along the shores of Lake Erie - one of the windiest areas in New York State. If the County of New York's 2nd largest city starts premptively shutting down renewables it will be impossible for NYers to do our part in the fighting the climate emergency.