Island Energy and Environment Roundtable
Statewide and National Environmental Organizations Working Cooperatively
on Energy Issues that are Vital to Long Island.
Network has organized the Energy and Environment Roundtable,
a coalition of the 10 most credible environmental groups working
on energy issues on Long Island. This alliance was formed in order
to create a forum for local and statewide environmental organizations
to more effectively work with decision-makers in advancing a unified
agenda on energy policy issues. The Roundtable is a unique approach
to cooperation among environmental groups on Long Island, modeled
on business associations. It gives a unified structure to environmental
concerns around energy production and use on Long Island, elevating
their significance in the eyes of elected officials.
in January of 2007, the Roundtable has held monthly meetings,
where elected officials and other important decision-makers address
environmental issues directly to the whole group.
Speakers at Roundtable Meetings 2007
Dan Zaweski, LIPA Vice President of Energy
Efficiency and Distributed Generation.
Assemblyman Marc Alessi
Congressman Steve Israel
Kevin Law, Chairman of LIPA
Michael White, Executive Director of
the Long Island Regional Planning Board
Senator Carl Marcelino
Assemblyman Robert Sweeney
fact-finding meetings with various public officials, extensive
independent research and debate, the L. I. Energy & Environment
Roundtable has adopted a unified and comprehensive Agenda
of Priorities for 2007 (click to download a pdf of this
document), which includes Policy Goals; Recommendations to
LIPA; and local, state, and federal Legislative and Regulatory