A Workable Plan to Reverse Global Climate Change with Current Technology

Noted environmental author and Middlebury College professor Bill McKibben helps us think through the global climate situation in an article in National Geographic. The graphic to the left shows how high-efficiency natural gas electric generating facilities play a significant role in achieving carbon reductions. Click on the image to view a larger version of the chart.

The Combined-Cycle Process

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Competitive Power Venture (CPV)
Competitive Power Ventures is a greenfield development, asset management and transaction execution company focused on the North American power generation market.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The State Department of Environmental Conservation is concerned with conserving, improving, and protecting New York ’s natural resources and environment, along with enforcement of the State’s environmental regulations. The site also contains information on energy and climate issues in New York.

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is a nonprofit organization formed as part of the restructuring of New York State's electric power industry. Its mission is to operate the state's bulk electricity grid, and administer New York's wholesale electricity markets.

New York State Public Service Commission
The New York State Public Service Commission has oversight responsibilities for electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water service for New York ’s residents and businesses. The Commission ensures that all residents are provided safe, secure, and reliable access to these services.

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is one of the country’s leading energy organizations. It’s a public benefit corporation that uses innovation and technology to help New York meet its energy and environmental challenges in ways that improve the State’s economy.

The Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration is the official energy statistics site for the federal government. The site contains reports, charts & graphs, outlook reports, and information on all forms of energy production and use. Information is available on a national level, and by individual state.

Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.

U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy is a resource that can be used to find information about energy sources, energy efficiency, energy research, national laboratories, and other energy issues in the news. The site has a wealth of information for residents, businesses, educators, and students to learn about energy and energy policy.

U.S. Department of Energy - For Students and Kids
This Department of Energy site provides information and activities for students of all ages to enjoy and learn about energy and energy usage.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
New York State is part of a regional greenhouse gas initiative (RGGI) along with several other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states . The initiative is designed to develop a cap and trade program to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website provides information on a wide range of environmental science initiatives and educational tools.

According to both the Orange County Comprehensive Plan and the Town of Wawayanda’s own planning policy, the area selected for the project is designated for commercial development. The project is a good use of the land.

- Nancy Proyect, President   Orange County Citizens   Foundation

Project Site Location

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