Below are G.E.T.’s top picks from NY-GEO’s weekly “Just-In” Newsletter. Just In! features three fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get the full newsletter, which includes an advanced look at the website articles, plus event listings and job openings and several bonus article summaries with links, usually on the Saturday before website publication.
Samantha Bee Takes On the Gas Industry – This week, the TBS show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee aired a segment on the health impacts of gas stoves and how the gas industry is attempting to fight electrification. Check out the 6-minute You’re Being Gaslit segment here on YouTube.
Geo Grid in Texas – 10-minute video on the geothermal grid at the Whisper Valley master planned community which is slated to include 5,000 homes. Click here.
Downstate Gas Case – On June 3rd NY-GEO filed a letter of support for the Joint Proposal (JP) negotiated in the rate case for National Grid’s downstate gas utilities. The statement noted constraints in current state law, policy and precedent that make it difficult to impossible to negotiate rate case settlements that comply with the State’s Climate Law. In that context the statement noted “…we have worked with other parties in this case, including the companies and staff, to negotiate important changes that can be built upon, and have signed on to the Joint Proposal in order assure acceptance and implementation of those changes.” The negotiations attracted 90 parties, many of whom filed statements of opposition to the JP. See opposition letters from the Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) here and the City of New York here. The Environmental Defense Fund’s support statement can be found here.