Publication: New York Daily News
By: Arthur “Jerry” Kremer
Manhattan: For a stronger economy and cleaner environment, New York needs more natural gas and renewable power. Unfortunately, state policymakers focus too much on renewable energy and regularly block reasonable proposals for more natural gas. This includes the Constitution and Millennium pipelines. With the Indian Point nuclear plant, which provides 10% of the state’s electricity, scheduled to close in 2021, we have a big energy supply challenge. When nuclear plants close, the bulk of their power has been replaced by natural gas. The state should develop an energy plan that continues support for our remaining nuclear plants and clears the way for more natural gas. Otherwise, electricity price spikes and power outages are likely to happen. The time is now for planning and approving – not four years from now when it may be too late.
Jerry Kremer, New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance