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Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice: Danskammer Info Meeting

September 8, 2018: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550 map
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Join us for an informational meeting on the proposed year-round Danskammer gas-fired power plant on the Hudson and climate solutions for the Hudson Valley.

Tim Guinee of Climate Reality Project will provide an update on climate change and offer real solutions to restoring balance. Manna Jo Greene of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will provide an overview of the proposed Danskammer baseload facility and Hayley Carlock of Scenic Hudson will discuss Article 10 and community participation in the review process. Paul Gallay of Riverkeeper will offer comments, as will elected officials from nearby communities.

In a May 24 filing with the NY State Public Service Commission, Danskammer Energy LLC outlined a plan to replace the facility’s four steam turbine gas/oil generators with a gas-fired “Danskammer Energy Center.” The new system, to be built on their 180-acre property off River Rd., would increase generation capacity to between 525 and 575 megawatts, compared to the current 511 megawatts. However, the new baseload plant would run year-round 24 x 7; whereas the current peaker plant only runs < 5% of the year, at times of high demand, such as during hot weather. Nowadays, gas-fired plants burn mostly fracked gas, which causes methane emissions at fracking sites, in pipelines, at compressor stations and more. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas, worsening the global climate crisis.

Climate solutions include investing in renewable energy infrastructure with storage and efficiency, NOT in more fossil fuel infrastructure. It’s high time to transition to a truly green energy economy. This proposal will considerably delay that much needed and long-overdue change in our energy system.

Come to learn about local and global health and environmental impacts and what you can do to help prevent these.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended to expedite check-in at the door.

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