The Consequences of “Clean”

Assessing Costs and Benefits of New York’s New Energy Standard

| Events

Monday, November 14, 2016
Registration and coffee: 9:30am – click here to RSVP.
Program: 10am to 11:45am

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street, Albany (garage parking available)

On November 14th, the Empire Center will host a forum examining Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Clean Energy Standard,” under which New York ratepayers will subsidize certain renewable and upstate nuclear power plants. The forum will feature informed presentations and a panel discussion with experts who have been both supportive and critical of the proposal. Panelists will discuss the standard’s costs and benefits, as well as how it will impact carbon dioxide emissions. They will also examine the process by which the standard was enacted and the overall feasibility of Governor Cuomo’s “50 by 30” goal to have half of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030.

Speakers will include:

  • Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Hon. Jerry Kremer, Chairman, NY Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance
  • Ken Girardin, Policy Analyst, Empire Center for Public Policy

Barbara Lombardo, acclaimed journalist and former executive editor of The Saratogian, will moderate the panel.