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1. Fund Clean Energy for Econ Recovery!
2. NYSERDA Submits Clean Heating Budget
3. Natural Gas Leaks Deadly For Trees
4. Career Corner

1. Fund Clean Energy for Economic Recovery!

From Politico New York & New Jersey Energy (2020 05 19):

—FILING: More than 160 organizations signed a letter opposing the petition from Multiple Intervenors [MI] pushing for a halt to surcharges and a refund of unused funds for clean energy and energy efficiency to provide rate relief. MI's petition says they don't want to impede any progress on the state's clean energy goals but sees the pot of money that's not imminently going out the door as one way to help customers in the short term. One concern raised by the 160 organizations is that MI does not have a public list of its members online. Here's a list of Multiple Intervenors members from 2019.
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2. NYSERDA Submits Clean Heating Budget

On May 15th NYSERDA submitted its Investment Plan under the Clean Energy Fund. The Clean Heating and Cooling Chapter includes the following:

Heat Pumps Phase 2 (2020)
  • Phase 2 – will launch in 2020 and supports the NYS Clean Heat Program goals established in the Public Service Commission January 2020 Order. These initiatives will seek to rapidly accelerate market capacity and adoption of heat pumps across New York
See the Clean Heating and Cooling Chapter, which includes a $230 Million Building Electrification Investment Plan.

You can view the NY Clean Heat Market Development Plan table and comment here.


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3. Natural Gas Leaks Deadly For Trees

Clean Technica reported on a study that took place in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a low-income immigrant community near Boston. The study, "Natural gas leaks and tree death: A first-look case-control study of urban trees in Chelsea, MA, USA" is detailed in ScienceDirect.

Clean Technica reported:

It is not just the process of drilling for natural gas — that unnatural process — that bares the land of trees. We know that drilling, gas extraction, and fracking are associated with huge amounts of water contamination (fracking wastewater can even be radioactive), explosion hazards, and corruption of the human health. Yet, it is worse than that. "Natural gas" is also deadly for the trees that line our city streets…Trees help oxygenate, provide shading, and help cool the heat waves of summer.
It also quoted InsideClimate News noting:
Dead or dying trees were 30 times more likely to have been exposed to methane in the soil surrounding their roots than healthy trees…suggesting that the gas had leaked from natural gas pipelines, which are typically buried beneath roadways.
View the Clean Technica article and video here. And read the entire study at Science Direct.

Thanks to Green Energy Times. (2020 05 23) for alerting us to this item.

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