Progress Toward Powering the Empire State Plaza with Renewable Energy

Representatives of the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE), the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the NY State Office of General Services (OGS) met on December 15, 2021 for an update on the energy-related work being done on the Empire State Plaza. Several years ago, SHARE successfully advocated for the state agencies to Read More …

SHARE Contributes to ACAP

SHARE has made a $500 donation to the Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP). The Sheridan Avenue based community organization assists local residents and businesses in many ways, including job training, early childhood education, and energy efficiency upgrades. Visit albanycap.org for more details and application forms for assistance, or to volunteer or make a donation.

Merton Simpson Testifies at State Hearing on the CCIA

Merton Simpson, Albany County Legislator and SHARE Co-Chair, testified at the April 13, 2021 Senate Joint Environmental Conservation and Energy Committee Hearing on The Climate and Community Investment Act “CCIA” (Senate Bill 4264-A). In the entire hearing video, his testimony appears at 3:51:40. He also submitted written testimony. In his testimony Merton referenced the Joint Legislative Budget Read More …

Jay Egg and Keith Schue Win Constellation Prize

Jay Egg and Keith Schue are winners of the 2020 Constellation Prize for Policy Impact. As the Constellation Prize Committee stated, “Their efforts have championed renewable energy, and demonstrably helped move the Empire State Plaza, New York’s center of government in Albany, away from fossil fuel combustion.” Keith is an electrical engineer and technical advisor Read More …

Powering the Empire State Plaza with Renewable Energy: A Progress Report

SHARE has been monitoring progress by the New York Power Authority and Office of General Services on projects they announced in September 2019, when they abandoned their previous plan for adding gas turbines in Sheridan Hollow to power the Empire State Plaza. In a recent call with NYPA spokesperson Stephen Ramsey, SHARE member Laura Faulk Read More …

Teachers Retirement Fund Must Divest

Today the Times Union published the following letter to the editor by Ruth Foster, SHARE Co-Chair: Teachers Retirement Fund Must Divest This has been a bad year. As we have coped with our new lives during a pandemic, we have watched the news in horror as California burned, as Midwest crops and homes were flattened Read More …