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Gas Free NY Presser Emergency NYS Budget - Shared screen with speaker view
David Iaconangelo
19:28
David Iaconangelo, reporter with E&E News
Anshul Gupta
19:28
Anshul Gupta, Westchester, NY … UCS, CRP, NYCLV, etc.
Emily Gallagher
19:36
Emily Gallagher, Assemblymember for District 50
Santosh Nandabalan
19:36
Hey everyone, I'm from Brooklyn. Santosh (He/him), Food & Water Watch
Pete Sikora NYCC
19:37
Pete Sikora with New York Communities for Change in Brooklyn
Jodi Lewis
19:39
Jodi Lewis/Hunter NYPIR/she/her
Kathryn Brenzel
19:39
Hi there! Katie Brenzel, with The Real Deal
Mary Finneran
19:40
Mary Finneran, fbny, rhn, divest ny
Pat Almonrode
19:42
Hey everybody! Pat Almonrode, 350NYC. Great to see some old familiar faces!
Warren Berger
19:44
Warren Berger from Food and Water Action and I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Elliot Figman
19:45
Elliot Figman, Sane Energy Project
Delia
19:46
Delia Kulukundis, 350BK and Renewable Heat Now
samanthamaldonado
19:48
Samantha Maldonado, reporter with THE CITY
Ayesha Schmitt
19:50
Ayesha Schmit she/her with NYPIRG~
Kathy Malone
20:01
Kathy 350Brooklyn
Jodi Lewis
20:03
Jodi Lewis/Hunter NYPIR/she/her
Andrew Epstein
20:04
Andrew Epstein, Chief of Staff to AM Emily Gallagher
Kevin Moravec
20:04
Hi All! Kevin Moravec, President of VanHee Heating and Barney Moravec,, Inc. Installer of both ASHP and GSHP along with a Drilling Contractor
Tony Gao
20:07
Tony Gao, NYPIRG Intern, BMCC Student
Kim Fraczek, Sane Energy Project, Director
20:10
Kim Fraczek, Director, Sane Energy Project. She/Her Bushwick, Brooklyn | Occupied Munsi Lenape Canarsie land
Kaitlyn Quach
20:13
Kaitlyn Quach, cartooning student at SVA
Emily Skydel
20:18
Emily Skydel, Hudson Valley Organizer, Food & Water Watch
Alice Hu
20:44
Hey everyone, I’m Alice (she/her) from New York Communities for Change
Adrian McCurchin
20:50
Adrian McCurchin NYPIRG Intern, City TECH Student
Azania “Sammie” Maitland
20:55
Sammie Maitland, NYPIRG Hunter College
Stuart Aaronson
21:01
Stuart Aaronson, WE ACT and the Columbia School of Social Work
Robert
21:28
me zippy bob in nyxc
Hope Hendry
21:45
Hope, NYPIRG at Queens College
Andra @ AGREE
22:18
Andra Leimanis at Alliance for a Green Economy
Lisa Marshall (she/her) HeatSmart Tompkins
22:49
Lisa Marshall (she/her) HeatSmart Tompkins, Director and on the Leadership Team of Mothers Out Front NY
DVASSAR
22:51
David Vassar from Morningside Heights! Memberships: Food & Water Watch, WeAct, and Transportation Alternatives
lisaadamson
23:33
Lisa Adamson North Country Earth Action Lake George
Mary Finneran
24:19
Norway! Great talking point!!!
Anshul Gupta
25:24
I met Heastie's chief of staff yesterday. He repeated one of "New Yorkers for Affordable Energy"'s talking point that our grid too unstable for this.
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
25:50
THANK YOU, Assembly Member Gallagher, for your leadership!
Anshul Gupta
27:10
Young people, please follow https://twitter.com/HSHW_climate
Sheila Geist
27:14
Sheila Geist from Morningside Gardens Green Commitee &Food&waterWatch
Anne Rabe
27:19
NYISO Gold Book - the impeccable source for the state - reports that the State has adequate electric energy through 2031
Kathy Malone
27:22
https://popular.info/p/new-york-is-on-the-brink-of-historic?s=r According to the New York State Board of Election data, members of "New Yorkers for Affordable Energy" have donated at least $99,000 since 2021 to committees controlled by Speaker Heastie — Heastie's campaign committee, Speaker Heastie PAC, and the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee (DACC).
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
28:13
Great piece in today's New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/nyregion/gas-oil-hookups-buildings-new-york.html
Emily Gallagher
28:24
I'm sorry everyone i'm being called to session, I must go! Thank you for your advocacy!
Liz Moran
28:37
Thank you Assemblymember!
Brynn Fuller-Becker (she/her) NYCP
28:47
Thank you Assemblymember!
Anne Rabe
28:51
2021 Load & Capacity Data, A report by The New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Gold Book, April 2021,https://www.nyiso.com/documents/20142/2226333/2021-Gold-Book-Final-Public.pdf/b08606d7-db88-c04b-b260-ab35c300ed64
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
31:39
THANK YOU, WE ACT for Environmental Justice!
Kim Fraczek, Sane Energy Project, Director
32:02
YES! Assemblymember Gallagher and Burdick are both such wonderful allies!
Mary Finneran
32:04
USA Today, it’s now or never; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/04/04/un-climate-report-unlivable-world/7269194001/
Anne Rabe
32:31
They are called “heat pumps” for a reason. Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates.Heat pumps operate at more than double the efficiency of gas systems below zero and have been successfully field tested in Minnesota and the Arctic Circle.
Anne Rabe
32:39
RMI, “Heat Pumps: A Practical Solution for Cold Climates,” December 10, 2020, https://rmi.org/heat-pumps-a-practical-solution-for-cold-climates/.
Andrew Epstein
33:21
Thank you Assemblyman!!!
Santosh Nandabalan
33:27
Thank you Assembly member Burdick!
Kim Fraczek, Sane Energy Project, Director
33:29
Thank you, Assemblymember Burdick! It’s a team effort with advocates and legislators!
Alex Beauchamp (he/him)
33:34
thanks!
Meg Ahearn (NYPIRG)
33:35
Thank you!!
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
33:45
THANK YOU, Assembly Member Burdick!
Delia
33:45
Thank you Assemblymember Burdick!!
Lisa Marshall (she/her) HeatSmart Tompkins
33:56
We appreciate all the Renewable Heat Now champions such as Gallagher and Burdick!
Mary Finneran
34:04
CHEERS and thanks AM CB!
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
34:09
#RenewableHeatNow
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
34:13
#GasFreeNY
DVASSAR
34:20
Thanks, Assemblyman Burdick!
Chris Burdick
35:07
Thank you for your kind words. And again many thanks to AM Gallagher for her incredible leadership and to all of you as advocates! Please keep up your amazing advocacy!
Kim Fraczek, Sane Energy Project, Director
36:17
It’s ALL connected! What happens in Puerto Rico is directly connected to New York.
Mary Finneran
37:01
+++ Kim
Anshul Gupta
37:01
For context, Sandy was not even Category 1 when it made NY landfall. Scientists predict stronger hurricanes with more northward tracks, putting downstate NY (LI, Westchester, NYC) in cross-hairs of events much worse than the ones the speaker is describing.
Mark Schaeffer
37:09
Right on Liz! According to According to the US Energy Information administration NY spennt $38.9 BILLION on fossil energy in 2019, almost all the money going out of state (some is spent in state, eg pumping & storing oil & gas.
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
38:03
#OffFossilFuels
Mark Schaeffer
38:07
https://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=NY
Annie Carforo (she/her) WE ACT for Environmental Justice
38:45
Thank you so much for sharing your story, Rachel. Your children deserve a livable future
Brandon Medina
38:59
Food and Water Watch has daily Phonebanks calling constituents and asking them to call their legislators to tell them to pass The All Electric Buildings Act. We have had a lot of success winning legislators over, often with a surprisingly minimal amount of effort. Join us and we will get them all.
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
39:25
THANK YOU, Rachel, for sharing your story -- and to have everyone at New York Communities for Change for your leadership in the fight for social & environmental justice.
DVASSAR
39:26
Rachel, I echo Annie's words.
Mark Schaeffer
40:59
All-Electric Buildings Act: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S6843
Anshul Gupta
43:08
https://twitter.com/gptnshl/status/1511364575438032904
Bruce Rosen
43:39
The Gov has proposed a huge gift in the form of a stadium for a fracking multi-billionaire. That’s just distasteful, to say the least. It’s concurrently taxpayer theft & jaw dropping compensation for our fracking ban.
Brandon Medina
45:28
The Zoom link is 93567599357 to join The All Electric Buildings Act phonebanks.
Mary Finneran
46:19
In my county they are building a new medical facility and want to pipe in gas for it…insanity!
Robert
47:06
My friend iives in High is electric bill ment up more then 3 times
Robert
47:51
High Falls
Anshul Gupta
48:48
It's an irrefutable fact that the cost of all new techs declines with mass adoption. The building electrification costs will come down further. Fossil-based systems are mature, and will become more expensive w/ inflation.
Mary Finneran
49:19
How much was his heating fuel before? How much was his air conditioning? Fossil fuel costs are rising, my oil is over double what it was a year ago...
Kathy Malone
49:30
Thanks Lisa!
Mary Finneran
50:01
Cheers Lisa!
DVASSAR
50:28
CONVENIENCE, too--Hadn't considered THAT benefit till now--Great!
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
51:15
#DelayEqualsDeath
Andra @ AGREE
51:43
https://twitter.com/RenewablHeatNow/status/1511362640701972480
Anshul Gupta
52:08
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cTnGv_x5VEuXjFv75osbEcIRt9-hLBDRZOaFlm-vSi0/edit?usp=sharing
Kim Fraczek, Sane Energy Project, Director
52:39
Read about the full legislative package of 5 bills that will support the All Electric Building Act truly flourish with ease so we can stop playing whack a mole in the movement: https://renewableheatnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/RHN-legislative-package_final.pdf
Pete Sikora NYCC
54:06
Questions for press via raise hand feature
Chris Burdick
54:24
It was great to be with you. I need to jump to legislative session. Keep up the great work!!
DVASSAR
54:27
Thanks, Alex, and thanks, Kim!
Mark Schaeffer
55:49
Considering the scientific warnings of the existential threat to civilization posed by continued combustion of fossil fuels, and the fact that the buildings sector is responsible for the largest share of NYS greenhouse emissions (some 34%) , it is vital to require new buildings, and retrofit existing buildings to reduce emissions as fast as feasible. They must be heated and cooled ASAP using either direct solar energy or by renewable geothermal energy using heat pumps, far more efficient than electric resistance heating. But it is no less vital, before setting up the renewable energy systems, to optimize the efficiency of energy use by buildings. See "The Invisible Energy Bonanza" by Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).
Mark Schaeffer
55:52
https://medium.com/solutions-journal-spring-2019/the-invisible-energy-bonanza-1e06301c83a5
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
56:21
We're in a climate emergency, and the Assembly, led by Speaker Heastie, needs more urgency!
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
56:32
#DelayEqualsDeath
Lisa Marshall (she/her) HeatSmart Tompkins
57:26
Great question!
Bruce Rosen
58:12
Harris should speak with the Labor Network for Sustainability & Trade Unions for Energy Democracy + the Blue Green Alliance.
Andra @ AGREE
58:27
https://renewableheatnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/The-Case-for-All-Electric-New-Buildings.pdf
Kim Fraczek, Sane Energy Project, Director
58:30
Retweet to Speaker Heastie: https://twitter.com/SaneEnergy/status/1511289384011771908
Lisa Marshall (she/her) HeatSmart Tompkins
59:29
Can I make a comment about labor?
Andra @ AGREE
59:40
Myth-busting doc from AGREE and AEA: https://allianceforagreeneconomy.org/sites/default/files/MythsvsFactsBuildings.pdf
Lissa Harris — The River
01:01:57
can Lisa comment?
Mary Finneran
01:02:02
WE gotta win for the future!