Unatego Area Landowners Association
Richard Downey rebuts the idea renewables are on the “right side” when it comes to our energy future. Natural gas is on the right side if emissions matter.
A proposed gas decompressor station in Oneonta, in my home county of Otsego, New York, has generated some controversy. Dan Buttermann recently wrote a letter to the editor titled “On Energy Future, State Must Pick Right Side” addressing it and some of my own comments. He chose the right title, but the wrong side — renewables only, no new gas. Unfortunately, the State (Cuomo) shares Mr. Butterman’s view.
Now, the consequences are beginning to show. Con Ed announced no new gas hook-ups in Westchester County. A six acre urban renewal project in Yonkers – kaput. All new commercial/ residential development in Westchester — on hold. Incidentally, Westchester utility rates are going up; gas 11% and electricity 6%.