may, 2019

30may9:00 am12:00 pmCapital Region Siting Forum

Event Details

Capital Region Siting Forum

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, engaging, and empowering New Yorkers to be effective environmental advocates, is excited to announce that it will be hosting a roundtable meeting focused on the challenges and opportunities to siting renewable energy in the Capital Region of New York.

Our state has the potential to be a national leader on transitioning to clean energy. Governor Cuomo recently announced a Green New Deal for NYS and updated the Clean Energy Standard, setting an ambitious goal of 100% clean power by 2040. To achieve these goals, New York must drastically increase its renewable energy development. While some progress has been made, getting largescale solar and wind projects sited has been slow and contentious.

Our Capital Region forum will look at best practices for early engagement between solar developers and community representatives. It will also focus on projects that are subject to Article 10 and consider ways to streamline the approval process. Governor Cuomo’s ambitious clean energy goals for New York require a rapid and comprehensive transition to renewable energy generation statewide, one that must include collaboration between all stakeholders, including environmental groups, renewable energy companies, state and municipal leaders, and more. Our forum will bring together these players to identify specific recommendations for achieving our clean energy goals.


9:00 AM – Breakfast & Welcoming 

  • Julie Tighe, NYLCV and NYLCVEF President

9:30 AM –  Planning: Community Participation and Engagement

  • Presentation by Elizabeth (Betta) Broad, New Yorkers for Clean Power
  • Presentation by Vernon Benjamin, Town of Saugerties
  • Discussion Moderator: Anne Reynolds, Alliance for Clean Energy New York

10:40 AM – Process: Considering Ways to Streamline Article 10 

  • Presentation by Jim Muscato, Young/Sommer LLC
  • Presentation by Eric Miller, Invenergy
  • Discussion Moderator: Anne Reynolds, Alliance for Clean Energy New York

11:40 AM – Closing & Next Steps


Note: this is an invitation only event. RSVP here. If you wish to add someone to the list, please contact Angela at or 212-361-6350 ext. 205.

When Thursday, May 30, 2019
9 AM – 12 PM
Where Rockefeller Institute of Government
411 State St
Albany, NY  12203
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(Thursday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Rockefeller Institute of Government

411 State St Albany, NY 12203