Cut Peakers, Boost Storage, NY Climate Council Hears March 12, 2021 By Michael Kuser By Michael KuserResidents speaking to New York’s Climate Action Council urged haste in stopping construction of new gas-fired power plants and closing old peaker plants. | NYDPS Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know? Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic: NY Climate Action Council Focuses Scoping EffortsThe New York State CAC met to discuss bioenergy, methane emissions and the formation of a utility consultation group while also receiving updates from its advisory groups. | NYDPS NY Solar Plus Storage to Grow ‘Dramatically’Solar developers and industry experts expect projects that pair solar with storage to increase dramatically in New York over the next five years. | ACE NY FERC Reaffirms NY Storage Mitigation as Glick DissentsFERC declined to rehear its February order approving a NYISO proposal to apply buyer-side mitigation to energy storage resources. | NY-BEST Todd Tolbert Anne Rhodes, energy educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tompkins County, said, “If we are going to switch to wind and solar, we need way, way more storage. … I’d like to emphasize that we should not wait on storage solutions and that we move forward quickly.” “I would far prefer that we have rolling blackouts than build an additional gas-fired power plant,” said Tara Vamos of NY Renews, speaking for herself as a citizen. “Enough is enough.” New York’s climate goals are a good starting point, but with ocean currents slowing down and the earth’s climate becoming increasingly unpredictable and causing thousands of deaths and billions of dollars’ worth of damage per year, “we should be shooting for shorter timeframes,” Vamos said. March 15, 2021 |Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.