New York’s Energy Plan: Scaling up Renewables or Business as Usual?
Governor Cuomo’s Draft 2014 NY Energy Plan sets some bold goals for clean energy and increased energy efficiency. However, it also predicts continued and accelerated expansion of natural gas infrastructure in NY. Some see these directions as contradictory.
A free public forum about the Energy Plan will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Tompkins County Library, Borg Warner Room, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca.
Experts will present both strengths and weaknesses in the plan, and explain how the public can voice their opinions. Sponsors urge everyone concerned about climate change and in favor of switching to renewable energy sources to learn about this draft plan for NY’s energy future.
Featured speakers are Jackson Morris, Senior Energy & Climate Analyst with NRDC and former senior policy analyst with Pace Law School’s Energy & Climate Center, and Dr. Brice Smith, Associate Professor and Chair of Physics at SUNY Cortland and former senior scientist at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.
Dr. Tony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, will moderate the event.
To see the Draft 2014 NY Energy Plan, go to www.energyplan.ny.gov
The forum is sponsored by Social Ventures and Tompkins County Environmental Management Council
For more information, contact Sara Hess at email@example.com or Irene Weiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For three years, Two Goats Brewing has been tacking patron’s dollars to the ceiling, saving for the opportunity to support the organizations that protect our water, our environment and our community.
Each organization will guess how many dollars are on the ceiling to win donations from one of three donation pools: the Ceiling/on-line donations, the Door Donations and the 50/50 donations. Everybody is a winner and our Finger Lakes will see the result!
Shaleshock is so honored to have been selected as one of the benefiting organizations, alongside Hector Clean Waters & Gas Free Seneca.
Music by Brett Beardslee, Scott Adams and Rockwood Ferry
March 23rd – noon to 4:00 pm at Two Goats Brewing
5027 New York 414, Burdett, NY 14818
Friday, February 28-
Pro-fracking Astorino is holding a fundraiser in Binghamton and it’s an important opportunity for us to rally outside of it to break through his misinformation and lies about fracking with the science and facts. Astorino would like to sacrifice those of us in the Southern Tier to fracking, blatantly disregarding the science showing that fracking would poison our water and harm the health of our families.
As he gets more and more attention, we can’t let Astorino go unchallenged with New Yorkers and in the news as he continues to tout grossly exaggerated job estimates from fracking and falsely claim the process is safe and beneficial. Because of his growing role as gas industry shill, we have coined the name and Twitter hashtag #Gastorino. If you can’t make it to the rally, join us on social media as we give #Gastorino the facts on fracking. Tweet it:http://www.ctt.ec/72Bdr
Location: On the sidewalk outside of the Hilton Doubletree, 225 Water St., Binghamton, NY.
You Defend It, Binghamton University’s Political Science Department, and Binghamton University’s Environmental Studies Program have organized a debate that is the first of its kind. Facts over rumors. Reason over emotion. For one night the focus will be on how our lives will be affected when this issue is decided. Debaters are:
Dr. Sandra Steingraber: Author, Ecologist, Founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking.
John Holko: Owner, Lenape Resources gas exploration company, Officer- Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York.
This debate is free to the public
LOCATION: Chamber Hall, Binghamton University
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/549810791782351/
Attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Joe Heath will discuss the issues surrounding fracking bans and moratoriums at a free public program sponsored by the League of Women Voters at the Southern Tier Independence Center, Binghamton, NY.
LOCATION:135 East Frederick Street, Binghamton
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/782538518426997/
Triple Divide is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking. Capable of speaking to all sides, it features exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and Americans suffering in the wake of shale gas development. “It’s the best movie on fracking to date [using] facts, not fiction or spin” wrote Pennsylvania resident, Robert Donnan. Academy Award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates the film, taking part in the project after being shown an online screener a few weeks before the final release.
TIME: Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 183 Riverside Drive in Binghamton We are asking for a $5 donation to cover the film-maker’s travel expenses.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/252781801562389/
Two Goats Brewery Announces Unique Benefit For The Finger Lakes
February 12, 2014
Hector, New York —- Anyone who has visited TWO GOATS Brewing is familiar with its tradition. Patrons toss paper bills to the high ceiling with a thumbtack weighted with a 50 cent piece, (the 50 cent piece falls back down after driving the thumbtack with the paper money onto the ceiling). Since opening over three years ago, thousands of patrons have tacked some of their money to the ceiling.
TWO GOATS has selected three local organizations to benefit at an event that will be held at Two Goats on Sunday, March 23rd. One will get all the money TWO GOATS has collected on the ceiling since they opened over three years ago. A second will get all the money from a $5 donation at the door and the third will get all the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle.
Jon Rodgers, one of the owners at TWO GOATS said, “I really want three organization that—when you look out from the deck of TWO GOATS and see the amazingly breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding countryside with vineyards and farms—you can thank these organizations for helping to preserve and keep this place as beautiful as it is.”
Rockwood Ferry and Brett Beardslee and Scott Adams will be playing music!
The Three Organizations Are:
GAS FREE SENECA
HECTOR CLEAN WATER
SHALESHOCK ACTION ALLIANCE
PROTECT THE FINGER LAKES BENEFIT @ TWO GOATS
Sunday, MARCH 23, 2014 / Noon to 4 PM
5027 Route 414, HECTOR, NY 14818 / 607 546 2337
See details at http://www.twogoatsbrewing.com/
Media Contact: Sam Maggio 607 342 2664 or Ann Barford 607 684 3857