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Just In! (from NY-GEO)

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.

 NYS Bill Aims to Ban Fossil Fuels in New Construction – Senator Brian Kavanaugh has filed an amended version of a bill – S6843A –that “Enacts the ‘all-electric building act’; provides that no city, town or village shall issue a permit for the construction of new buildings that are not an all-electric building if the initial application for a permit was submitted after December 31, 2023 unless certain circumstances apply.“ The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Hoylman and Myrie. Kavanaugh will hold a press conference on the bill Monday 11/1 at New York City Hall Park and NY-GEO Director of Operations John Rath will speak in support of the bill.

Senator Brian Kavanaugh

NY DEC Denies Permits for Astoria and Danskammer Gas Power Plants – “State environmental regulators on Wednesday moved to reject applications for two natural gas power plants proposed for New York, citing the state’s shift to renewable energies in order to curtail the impact of climate change. The permit denials for Danskammer Energy Center and Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC were ‘inconsistent with New York’s nation-leading climate law, and are not justified or needed for grid reliability,’ wrote Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos. ‘We must shift to a renewable future,’ he added. Full article here from STATE OF POLITICS. The18-page decision, filed by Daniel Whitehead, who oversees environmental permits for the DEC, noted that the project did not comply with a section in the Climate Act stipulating that permits “shall not disproportionately burden disadvantaged communities”.

U.S. Energy Information Agency Predicts Expensive Winter – “In our latest Winter Fuels Outlook, we forecast that U.S. households that primarily use natural gas for space heating will spend an average of $746 on heating this winter (October–March), which is $172, or 30%, more than last year.”

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