|PEAK Coalition et al Comments on New York City Astoria Gas Plant Replacement
September 14, 2021 by Cchaya CDC, Clean Energy Group, Earthjustice, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sierra Club, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE
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.
|Assessment of Potential Energy Storage Alternatives for Project 2015A in Peabody, Massachusetts
July 28, 2021 by Strategen Consulting
This briefing paper assesses the viability of battery storage as a replacement for a proposed gas and oil peaker power plant in Peabody, Massachusetts. It examines the cost-effectiveness and public health implications of developing battery storage as an alternative solution to the proposed fossil-fuel power plant, known as Project 2015A.
|Comments in Response to the DOE Hydrogen Program Request for Information on the Viability of Hydrogen Demonstration and Deployment Projects
July 14, 2021 by Seth Mullendore
Clean Energy Group submitted a response to DOE’s request for information regarding potential hydrogen demonstration and deployment projects, raising concerns about the recent wave of support for “clean” hydrogen development. The response details multiple critical issues that have not been adequately addressed in the rush to portray hydrogen as an emissions-free solution for the energy sector.
|The Fossil Fuel End Game: A Frontline Vision to Retire New York City’s Peaker Plants by 2030
March 15, 2021 by Strategen Consulting
This report lays out a detailed strategic and policy road map to retire and replace New York City’s fossil-fuel peaker plants.
|What is a Peaker Power Plant?
January 19, 2021 by Clean Energy Group
What is a peaker power plant? This short video discusses peaker power plants and the risks they pose to vulnerable communities.
|Peak Coalition Letter Concerning the Astoria Replacement Project
November 19, 2020 by Clean Energy Group, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE
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.
|Phase Out Peakers
May 7, 2020 by Clean Energy Group
This fact sheet identifies the top ten metropolitan regions across the country where the health and well-being of its citizens are adversely impacted by an aging fleet of peaker power plants, and highlights the findings of work being done in New York City to advance the replacement of peaker plants with battery storage and renewables.
|Dirty Energy, Big Money
May 6, 2020 by Clean Energy Group, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE
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.
|Assessment of Potential Alternatives for Local Peaking Capacity in the Entergy New Orleans Service Area
February 19, 2019 by Strategen Consulting
The paper, prepared by Strategen Consulting for Clean Energy Group and Alliance for Affordable Energy, was presented as evidence to the New Orleans City Council by a coalition of local advocates opposing a peaker plant proposed by the utility Entergy New Orleans.
|Jump-Start: How Activists and Foundations Can Champion Battery Storage to Recharge the Clean Energy Transition
April 16, 2018 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul
This report explores the top 10 emerging trends for battery storage across all elements of the energy system, and recommends over 50 actions that should be taken to accelerate battery storage in these topic areas.