Today we look at renewable energy options for Long Island’s electric grid including solar and wind power as well as off shore wind farms under construction for New England.
Long Island’s electric power is supplied from various sources both on and off island.
The Long Island Power authority says that the biggest part of the cost of power is the cost of fuels, primarily natural gas. And that cost is highly variable – changing with market conditions.
Next month LIPA will choose from among proposals for solar and wind generated power for Long Island. Advocates say that solar or wind power generation will reduce our carbon footprint and lower the cost of power delivered to Long Island.
Gordian Raacke of Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) and Clinton Plummer of Deepwater Wind are heard on today's program.
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