SHARE Releases Report on Feasibility of Meeting Energy Needs of the Empire State Plaza Without Fossil Fuels

Albany – Today, SHARE released a comprehensive report on the feasibility of meeting energy needs of the State Capitol and Empire State Plaza in Albany without fossil fuels.

The 36-page document, prepared by the SHARE science committee, describes a credible plan for transitioning government buildings in Albany to renewable heat and power for normal operating conditions, while ensuring resiliency and support for critical loads during emergencies. The report also exposes major flaws in a former proposal from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to generate energy for the Plaza by burning nearly 50% more gas at facilities in Sheridan Hollow, a community of color located about a half mile from the Governor’s office.

Cover letter to Governor Cuomo and the heads of NYPA and OGS

The Report: Meeting the Energy Needs of the Empire State Plaza Without Fossil Fuels

Times Union article, Friday, 7/12/19: Green Upgrade Sought for Capitol

Presenting the report to a representative of the governor

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