Cuomo closed Indian Point . . . is it a surprise
that now the City needs more gas generation?
New York State elected officials oppose the expansion of natural gas infrastructure
53 Elected Officials sign a letter opposing the expansion of natural gas infrastructure by the NYS Public Service Commission. This is good but these officials fail to recognize that, in having closed Indian Point, downstate New York’s only source of firm clean power, the PSC is obliged to find alternative sources of firm power—of which only dirty gas is now available.
A Letter and legal filing signed by 53 elected officials from across New York State was sent August 2, 2021 to the Honorable Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary to the New York State Public Service Commission, opposing the plan by the PSC to build new natural gas infrastructure. Unfortunately, these officials fail to recognize that the constant energy needs of the downstate region, which previously was served by the clean energy generated by Indian Point, cannot be met by renewable sources alone, even if those renewable sources were available. Members of the Climate Coalition in partnership with other experts sent the following letter and filing in response.