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Bringing Hydropower to New York
Join Citizens Campaign for the Environment and the New York League of Conservation Voters for a webinar on “Increasing Hydropower in New York”. Find out more about this proposal to bring existing, excess power from Canadian hydropower facilities to New York City via a transmission line down the Hudson River. The Hudson Champlain Power Express transmission line is approved and could bring 1,000 - 2,500 mw of clean power to the NYC grid. Join CCE, NYLCV, and experts from Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers Inc. to learn more about this project and the benefits of bringing Canadian hydropower to NYC.

New York has advanced the most ambitious climate legislation in the country with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which requires us to achieve 70% renewable energy by 2030 and carbon-free electricity by 2040. One major obstacle our state faces in reaching CLCPA goals is that there is a “tale of two grids”, with upstate New York using 88% zero-emission hydropower resources but only representing 1/3 of the state’s energy load, while downstate still relies primarily on fossil fuels while consuming 2/3 of the state’s total energy.

Advancing offshore wind, solar, and energy storage downstate is critical, but we will also need to bring additional renewable energy into the New York City energy mix if we are going to reach our CLCPA goals. Join us to find out more about how transporting excess Canadian hydropower to NYC can help us combat climate change and transition from polluting fossil fuel peaker plants to renewable energy in our communities.

Speakers Include:
• Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
• Julie Tighe, President, NY League of Conservation Voters
• Gary Sutherland, Director of Strategic Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Hydro-Québec
• Donald Jessome, CEO, Transmission Developers Inc.

Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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