TONIGHT 5:30 PM AT RHINEBECK TOWN HALL AT 80 EAST MARKET STREET:
COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION = GREEN JOBS, $$$ SAVED, CLEANER AIR, CARBON CUT;
IN APRIL CITIZENS FOR LOCAL POWER APPLIED TO PSC FOR CCA; TIME FOR DUTCHESS TOO!
More nfo: 845-464-2245
Current/six-term Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner (Clinton/Rhinebeck) today (Weds.) at 5:30 pm at the Rhinebeck Town Hall (80 East Market Street) will be holding a CCA Dutchess Working Group public forum and meeting (Community Choice Aggregation)– to save money on electric bills for local residents– while creating green/solar jobs, cleaning air quality, and cutting carbon emissions.
Rhinebeck renewable energy expert Gentry Rouse (from http://www.StandardSolar.com ) has committed to be there today with Joel and co-host the meeting and convene the Working Group– as well as help supervise development of an application to the NYS Public Service Commission on this.
Facebook event link for today: https://www.facebook.com/events/800209233429051/ .
[Gentry Rouse just worked with Village of Rhinebeck to submit solar microgrid proposal to NYSPSC]
See http://www.CitizenforLocalPower.com for more on all this; also http://www.LocalPower.com and
http://www.citizensforlocalpower.com/community-choice–cca-.html [and http://www.350.org !]
In particular, check out Citizens for Local Power’s proposal for an Ulster County CCA “demonstration project,” submitted this April to NYSPSC as part of the Central Hudson rate case (model for us here in Dutchess– we’re at least four months behind Ulster County; wake up folks!):
See: “Dutchess Demands Community Choice Aggregation” on Facebook– help spread the word:
Fact: Five of Joel’s Co. Leg. colleagues– Dems Barbara Jeter-Jackson, Francena Amparo, April Marie Farley, and Micki Strawinski– and Green Nick Ignaffo– agreed at the Feb. 10th Co. Leg. meeting to sign on to his letter in support ofthe work of Citizens for Local Power for Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) 2.0 here locally for us in Dutchess to help our local economy:
Put Saturday Aug. 15th 8-11 am on your calendars– because that morning Citizens for Local Power’s cofounder and Rosendale Town Boardmember Jen Metzger will be the guest on Joel’s WHVW.com 950 AM show talking about all this– Joel can’t bring Community Choice Aggregation to Dutchess alone(!).
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From http://www.LocalPower.com (best CCA in the U.S.) : “It’s Not Just Green. It’s Local.”
[founded by Paul Fenn, the father of the CCA movement, in Sonoma County, California; last year Joel saw Paul Fenn speak at CLP forum in Ulster County; met him; spoke briefly with Fenn]
“In the past two decades, Local Power’s founders created a whole new energy market based on local municipal control – community aggregations, or “Community Choice Aggregations,” (“CCA”) in regions comprising 25% of U.S. power demand, in order to make profound changes possible in the utility industry. Today over five percent of Americans are served by CCAs – in over 1300 municipalities, from small rural towns to major urban cities like Chicago IL, Cincinatti OH and in California, San Francisco and most recently Sonoma County.
Today, Local Power Inc. works with local government staff, city-, town-, and village councils and boards of supervisors to launch a community-based alternative to monopoly electricity service. Our purpose is to help you implement a new business model that is substantively different: greener, more local, based on local renewable technologies: locally controlled, customer-owned, more fuel- and grid-independent, and radically lower in carbon pollution. We developed H Bonds to allow CCAs to finance local renewables and energy efficiency, an “Own Your Power” service for community renewables, and renewable heat. By preparing the right program designs and local job definitions, Local Power will help you develop local renewable technologies that are designed to match local renewable resources to local energy needs. No less than a prosperous transition to energy independence and sustainability, Local Power lets you “Own Your Power.””