THE POINT CDC
The PEAK Coalition submitted comments regarding the EPA’s proposed new carbon pollution standards for coal and gas-fired power plants, expressing grave concerns about the environmental justice implications of the proposed rules.
These comments explain how the proposed Astoria Gas Plant replacement project proposed by NRG in New York City is inconsistent with New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act emissions reduction mandates. The comments were drafted in response to the issuance of a Draft Title V Air Permit and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
The Peak Coalition wrote this letter concerning serious procedural and substantive deficiencies in the Final Scoping Document for the proposed repowering of the Astoria Gas Turbine facility, a 558-megawatt gas peaker power plant located in the New York City borough of Queens.
New York City’s peaker power plants have a disproportionate impact on the city’s most vulnerable people. Replacing peaker plants with a system of localized renewable energy generation and battery storage can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy bills, improve public health and equity, and make the system more resilient in the face of increased storms and climate impacts.