Looking for a crash course on renewable energy?
Check out our Online Teach-in Archive!
The goal of each teach-in is to provide an overview of the importance of renewable energy in meeting our climate and clean energy goals, creating green jobs and healthier communities. Field experts from across the state present and discuss a variety today’s renewable energy technologies.
If you have an idea for a teach-in, please email us at
Large-Scale Renewables (Updates!)
We need large-scale renewable projects to be built and to stay in New York if we want to meet our goal of 70% renewable electricity by 2030. Hear more from Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of Alliance for Clean Energy New York. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how you can take action for renewable electricity! Petition coming soon!
Anne Reynolds, Alliance for Clean Energy New York
Transportation & Climate
Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases in New York State! Tune in to learn about the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI): one of the many solutions needed to electrify New York’s transportation system and reduce our main source of emissions. Hear from knowledgeable speakers working on TCI at a national level, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help electrify transportation and make your community more sustainable. Moderated by Betta Broad, New Yorkers for Clean Power (NYCP)
Speakers: Allison Considine, Sierra Club Uchenna BrightNatural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) Stephan Edel, New York Working Families
HeatSmart Ulster Sullivan Campaign 101
Heat pumps 101 with Hugo Jule, a clean energy & EV expert consulting with the HeatSmart Ulster-Sullivan campaign.
Heat Pumps & Energy Efficiency
Learn what you can do to promote comprehensive utility energy efficiency & heat pump (not pipelines) programs! In partnership with Renewable Heat Now, New Yorkers for Clean Power is collecting comments on the joint utility filing for the utility energy efficiency programs. The public comment deadline is July 1st, 2019. Submit a comment (you can use our sample):
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/ren… The utility efficiency programs need to be well funded, accessible, provide incentives for renewable heating and cooling and not gas! Speakers include: Bob Howarth, Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell University Valerie Strauss, Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Association for Energy Affordability Jessica Azulay, Executive Director of Alliance for a Green Economy Jens Ponikau, Owner of Buffalo Geothermal Heating & Vice President of New York Geothermal Energy Organization
Time to Get Pumped! Renewable heat pumps are good for the planet & can save you money. Learn about renewable heat pumps in our homes and communities. Today’s heat pumps are more efficient and fossil-fuel free. Heat pumps extract heat from the air or ground to heat the air or water in your building. They can also work in reverse as air conditioners!
Speakers: John Ciovacco, President of Aztech Geothermal Zeyneb Magavi, District Heating Advocate with Mothers Out Front Donovan Gordon, Director of Renewable Heating & Cooling at NYSERDA Betta Broad, Director of NYCP and Co-founder of Renewable Heat Now!
Support Renewable Energy & Save Money on Your Electricity Bill Each Month! Tune in for information on New York’s community solar and hydroelectric projects, updates on the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER), and the policies needed to move forward to improve solar energy in New York. Our speakers will be available to answer questions and provide information on what you can do to get involved in the renewable revolution!
Speakers: Juan Parra, Solar One Community Solar Program Manager Sarah Bower, Natural Power Group Co-Owner Cal Trumann, SunCommon Solar Community Organizer Emmett Smith, Northern Power Light Founder Jessica Azulay, Alliance for a Green Economy Executive Director
Large Scale Renewables
What Will it Take to Achieve New York’s Renewable Energy Goals? Join us for an online teach-in with Anne Reynolds, the Executive Director of Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) to find out how large-scale renewable energy is vital to ending our reliance on fossil fuels. Reynolds will speak to the challenges that wind and solar project developers face in our state and the next steps for New York’s renewable future.
Energy Efficiency Updates in NYS
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to address climate change while also creating good local jobs, reducing other harmful pollution, and increasing the resiliency of our electric grid.
Speakers include: Valerie Strauss Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Association for Energy Affordability Conrad Metcalfe Executive Director, Building Performance Contractors Association Stephan Roundtree, Jr., Esq. Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice Sneha Ayyagari Schneider Fellow, Eastern Region, Climate & Energy Program, NRDC Betta Broad Outreach Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power
As we ramp up efforts to push Governor Cuomo, NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission to adopt a comprehensive energy efficiency program that is as ambitious and equitable as possible, we invite clean energy advocates and climate activists from across the state to participate in this online teach-in. Speakers include:
Miles Farmer, Staff Attorney, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Clarke Gocker, Director of Policy and Strategy, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) Jessica Azulay, Program Director, Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) Hal Smith, CEO, Halco Energy