Whether for heating, cooking or generating electricity, the so-called "natural gas" New Yorkers use is essentially methane, a fossil fuel and an extremely potent greenhouse gas. On top of that, it's produced by fracking - a process banned in our own state for health reasons. It's time for a transition to renewable electricity sources and the adoption of heat pumps and other modern, clean and efficient technologies for heating and cooling. What state and city policies can accelerate this switch on a large scale, and what benefits could we see?

Speakers:

Donnel Baird, Founder and CEO of BlocPower

Elizabeth "Betta" Broad, Outreach Director for the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign

Patrick Robbins, coordinator, New York Energy Democracy Alliance

Moderator: Charlotte Binns, Director of Community Outreach at Joule Community Power and board member, North Brooklyn Neighbors

 

Climate Wednesdays Fall Series:

9/18/19 The Big Green Picture: Local Strategies for a Livable World

10/16/19 Climate Smart Energy: Heating, Cooling and Turning the Lights On

11/20/19 Parenting In the Age of Climate Change

12/11/19 Green New Meal: The Food-Climate Connection

Climate Wednesdays will continue in 2020 with topics to be announced: February 12, March 18, April 15, and May 20.

Presented by 350 Brooklyn.

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