Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Energy Experts Discuss Northeastern Energy at National Grid

Norris McDonald, Martin Cook, Carolyn Green, Frank Stewart
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and the Alliance of Black Professionals (ABP)
held an energy forum today at National Grid in Brooklyn, New York with the theme:

“Future of Northeast Energy – What is on the Horizon?”

Panelists included:

Lisa Crutchfield, National Grid

Martin Cook, National Grid

Carolyn Green, National Chair of AABE

Frank Stewart, National President of AABE

Moderator: Norris McDonald, President Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy, African American Environmentalist Association

The forum was held in the Metrotech Auditorium and covered a broad array of electricity, energy and environmental issues facing the Northeast. Some questions considered included: Is there adequate electrical capacity to satisfy the needs of Northeastern states in the next few years? Will energy prices negatively affect the Northeast? How could pending carbon dioxide regulations affect the Northeast? What about the influence of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) on a project 'low-carbon' future? Do you know of any policies that are being put into place to address energy efficiency and alternative technology marketing techniques? How are companies and organizations looking to address the "green divide" to make sure minority communities in the Northeast region are not being left behind? Many other questions were addressed during the forum.

Photo: Stephanie George. Renee McClure, Martin Cook, Norris McDonald, Jose Garcia (kneeling), Carolyn Green, Frank Stewart, Bill Suggs, Akil Friday

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New York State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

Your eligible appliance(s) must be purchased between February 12th through 21st, 2010 to qualify

"New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out" website provides all the information you need in order to participate. This rebate program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is available to residential consumers replacing existing appliances of the same type with new ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances or High Efficiency ENERGY STAR appliances. A larger rebate will be granted to consumers who recycle their discarded appliances.

Two rebate options are offered under "New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out" Rebate Program. Please click on the links below to view all of the eligibility guidelines for each option:

Option 1 – Single Appliance Rebate (eligible appliances: ENERGY STAR refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers) and

Option 2 – Appliance Bundle Rebate (eligible appliances: High Efficiency ENERGY STAR refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers)

This rebate program was made possible thanks to grants issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to States and Territories to provide American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to develop and implement Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs.

More information:

Fill out Rebate Application OnlineCheck the Status of your Rebate Application