Having served for 22 years in our State Assembly, I understand the difference between a time for talk and a time for action.
Forums (Forum sheds light on complicated Indian Point closure) have their purpose, but it will take much more than brainstorming to replace the zero-carbon baseload power and thousands of jobs Indian Point has provided for the lower Hudson region for more than 50 years.
Indian Point’s closure in 2021 will take away a pillar of our state’s energy and economy, and we have only a little more than three years to prepare. The state must present details about how area families and communities will be made whole.
The sooner, the better so we can start to make the smoothest possible transition to a world without Indian Point.
About the Author: Arthur “Jerry” Kremer served in the New York State Assembly from 1966 to 1988, eventually becoming chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, a position he held for ten years. He now serves as chairman of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA), a diverse organization of business, labor, and community leaders and organizations. Founded in 2003, New York AREA’s mission and purpose is to ensure that the New York metropolitan area has an ample and reliable electricity supply and economic prosperity for years to come. For more information, visit www.nyarea.org.