08/03/19 3:00pm

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“We are witnessing a tipping point in energy history and today’s commitment to large-scale investment in offshore wind power proves that New York walks the walk of powering our economy with renewable energy,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island following approval by Governor Andrew Cuomo of two major wind farms in waters off Long Island.

Mr. Cuomo, in his July 18th announcement of the projects said that “with this agreement, New York will lead the way in developing the largest source of offshore wind power in the nation.” (more…)

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05/01/19 10:00am

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Chairperson Linda James of East Hampton’s Energy Sustainability Committee, listened as Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island, outlined progress being made in East Hampton to replace fossil fuels with clean and affordable energy sources.

Green Options Committee Chairman Tim Purtell brought representatives from East Hampton to Tuesday’s Town Board work session to discuss the financial benefits of putting the town on a firm footing for a clean environment. (more…)

10/28/17 8:00am
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“On a clear day, you can see the future,” is the heading of a full-page Citibank ad that’s been running in major magazines featuring a color photo of the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

Two weeks ago I visited this facility, which is 37 miles east of Shelter Island off Block Island. The trip was organized by its builder, Deepwater Wind, and Renewable Energy Long Island, a group that has long urged the utilization of the wind that blows off our shores. (more…)

09/24/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island's energy needs.

COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island’s energy needs.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell was speaking the other day with satisfaction about the town’s plan to have 100 percent of its electricity come from renewable energy — safe, clean, green power — by 2020. That’s just four years away.

After the East Hampton Town Board in 2014 unanimously adopted a resolution to have all the town’s electricity come from renewable sources, Mr. Cantwell said: “Making the switch to clean energy is just the right thing to do, both for the environment and for keeping more money in the local economy and creating jobs here.”

At East Hampton Town Hall recently he said: “We’re doing it!” (more…)

05/29/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island's energy needs.

COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island’s energy needs.

A line of speakers testified last week at a state-sponsored hearing at the Suffolk County Center in Riverside on a plan that would have 50 percent of the electricity used in New York in 2030 come from renewable power. (more…)