Please note, as of July 19th, this event has been postponed per this press release:
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2016
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING POSTPONED
NYSERDA REQUESTS LIPA POSTPONE CONSIDERATION OF OFFSHORE WIND PROPOSAL
UNTIL RELEASE OF STATEWIDE WIND BLUEPRINT DRAFT REPORT AND CLEAN ENERGY STANDARD
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) received a request late this evening by its partner agency NYSERDA (New York State Energy and Research Development Authority) to postpone tomorrow’sconsideration of an off-shore wind farm to align the proposed Long Island project with the State’s off-shore wind master plan and the State’s Clean Energy Standard, both of which are scheduled to be released in the next several weeks.
Based upon this request, LIPA will postpone tomorrow’s Board of Trustees meeting until after the release of the State’s off-shore wind report. There are no time sensitive matters on LIPA’s Board agenda, and the Authority expects to reschedule the meeting after the release of the NYSERDA off-shore wind blueprint.
LIPA remains committed to its renewable energy goals and meeting the energy needs of the South Fork.
Our goal: After three long years, "the Long Island Power Authority's board of directors is expected to approve the proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm east of Montauk at a meeting next Wednesday, the utility's chief executive officer, Thomas Falcone, told The Associated Press." - Frank Eltman, Associated Press.
Accepting this proposal will take us in the direction of a swift and just transition off of fossil fuels. Join us, next Wednesday July 20th, in Uniondale, NY to THANK LIPA in Person.
Can't make the LIPA Board meeting? Sign this letter thanking Governor Cuomo for his support and urging the LIPA board to officially accept the proposal and help us commit to clean energy here in NY.
333 Earle Ovington Blvd
4th Floor, Uniondale LIPA Board Room
Uniondale, NY 11553
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