Renewable Energy on Long Island - a talk with Gordian Raacke, Updated

September 11, 2014

We talk with Gordian Raacke, director of RELI – Renewable Energy Long Island

Renewable Energy Long Island describes itself as a "membership-based, non-for-profit organization promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation for Long Island.RELI provides information to consumers and contractors and publishes a green business directory, the Long Island GreenGuide in print and online.


We talked with Gordian Raacke in April 2013. 
Since then, the state decided against privitization of Long Island's power system. LIPA still oversees the system, which is being managed by PSEG - Long Island, a subsidary of Public Service Electric & Gas of New Jersey.
In May this year, the East Hampton Town board voted to set a goal to meet all its electrical energy needs using renewable sources by the year 2020. and to meet all its energy needs with renewable energy sources by 2030.
Deepwater Wind won a federal lease in July 2013 to develop a 200 megawatt off-shore wind farm  30 miles east of Montauk.  They applied in March to supply the power to LIPA.
LIPA decided last month not to build another gas-fired power plant planned for Yaphank.

 PSEG-Long Island presented a long range plan criticized for not including renewable power sources.


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