New York’s Fossil Fuel: Gone with the Wind … Water and Sun

A new report, “Examining the Feasibility of Converting New York State’s All-Purpose Energy Infrastructure to One Using Wind, Water and Sunlight,” was completed and submitted as the first ever comprehensive plan for an individual state to provide 100% of its energy from wind, water, and sunlight – while also calculating the number of energy devices, land and ocean areas, as well as jobs and polices required to make the plan a reality. Co-authored by Robert W. Howarth, Cornell professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell professor of engineering– the report explained that the project could generate 4.5 million jobs for New York and give the state an opportunity to “lead the nation… toward what we all know must be the energy path of the 21st century”.

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