CLCPA Legislation Spurred by Cuomo Should Be Repealed!

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Roger looks at where the Empire State stands with its climate goals and concludes the only realistic hope is to repeal the CLCPA right now.] On July 18, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which establishes

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Climate Emergency in New York? What Climate Emergency?

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Roger studies the status of climate science in his home state, where politician Andrew Cuomo determines what is a climate emergency.] In response to the Biden administration’s “World Climate Summit” there have been multiple summaries of the state of climate science, the alleged

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CCIA: The Community and Climate Investment Act Climate Pollution Tax

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: New York’s Community and Climate Investment Act (CCIA) is unfolding as a financial hit on New Yorkers who will face new carbon taxes.] In the spring of 2021, the New York state Senate introduced the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA).  Coming on the heels

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Irrational Fear of Fracking Has Deprived Upstate New Yorkers of A Future

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   [Editor’s Note: Corrupt Andrew Cuomo exploited fear of fracking to advance his own future while stealing that of his Southern Tier constituents.] I remember well the power of fear as a child and it’s influence on my upbringing, Perhaps some of you reading this

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Cuomo Revelations Mean It Is Time to Re-Examine NY Fracking Ban

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   [Editor’s Note: Andrew Cuomo is corrupt and the whole world now knows it. The Cuomo revelations tell us it is time to re-examine his fracking ban.] It’s out now, The narcissistic ways of the king have been revealed, showing that, all along, he was

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Russian Oligarchs Must Be Cheering Cuomo and Biden Energy Policies

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … Kevin Mooney cites Governor Cuorruptocrat as the model for anti-fracking policies apparently designed to appease Russian oligarchs. Kevin Mooney is out with another one of those pieces where he exposes the insanity of so many fractivists and the political left that has co-opted their cause. Or, is it just

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Environmental Justice for Whom? That’s the Real Question!

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Environmental justice is one of those ginned up tools to exercise NIMBYism and advance special interests by selectively applying it.] On January 11, 2021 the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) Generation Advisory Panel met as part of the Climate Action Council Scoping Plan

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Rutland Center Solar Project Shows Signs of Being A Snow Job

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: The Rutland Center Solar project is located in an area of Upstate New York with large snowfall and isn’t likely to provide reliable energy.] New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) establishes targets for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable electricity production, and

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Peaking Plants Policy Is Trending Toward Peak Nonsense

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Peaking plants used in New York City are now in the gun sights of climate fanatics but shutting them all down is foolhardy nonsense.] On January 11, 2021 the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Power (CLCPA) Generation Advisory Panel met as part

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RGGI Proceeds, Not the Results, Seem to Be Goal

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: RGGI proceeds for pet Cuomo causes, rather than greenhouse gas reductions, seems to be the primary purpose of the entire program.] The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is likely to generate over $149 million in fiscal year 2021-2022 for New York State investments to support

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Climate Plan Pushed by Cuomo Will Yield Impacts Too Small to Measure

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act will achieve nothing of measurable significance regarding global warming.] On July 18, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which establishes targets for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable

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Deep Decarbonization or Deep Do-Do for New Yorkers?

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Deep decarbonization is, supposedly, the goal and political will is the means but it all sounds like more like “deep do-do” for New Yorkers.] On December 8, 2020, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State

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Emissions Data and Science Being Totally Distorted by New York DEC

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Andrew Cuomo’s DEC is distorting and manipulating greenhouse gas emissions data to fit its goals and objectives, abandoning science.] In late October 2020 I submitted personal comments on the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed Part 496 that defined the emissions limits for

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CLCPA Warning: Wind Power Economics Seem Wacky

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … Andrew Cuomo’s c legislation seems to rely upon some really wacky wind power economics that don’t accord with reality. A summary description of two reports prepared by Gordon Hughes, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, Wind Power Economics – Rhetoric and Reality for the Renewable Energy

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AREGCBA Likely to Create More NY Refugees: Climate Refugees

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … AREGCBA is nothing short of a climate refugee creator, the environmental impact from the wind turbines and solar panels will be staggering. This post summarizes the comments I submitted on the draft regulations proposed by the New York Office of Renewable Energy Siting to implement the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth

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