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Weaning New York From Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009

Today, New York gets nearly all of its electricity from power plants that burn coal, natural gas, or oil. Come to Energy Alternatives for The Urban Infrastructure: Weaning New York from Fossil Fuels and find out what technologies can make a significant impact in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and diminishing the city's greenhouse emissions. Ashok Gupta, Air & Energy Program Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, will moderate a discussion on practical near-term opportunities and barriers associated with the deployment of solar, wind, and nuclear technologies with Greg Kiss, Founding Partner, Kiss + Cathcart Architects; Peter Mandelstam, Founder and President, Bluewater Wind; and Gil Brown, professor and coordinator of the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Massachusetts. Presented in conjunction with Growing and Greening New York: PlaNYC and the Future of the City.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm

Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. (212) 534-1672

Registration: General admission $9, museum members, students, seniors $5. MCNY


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