Healthy Environment, Strong Communities, Accountable Government

Clean Energy

Leadership Task Force
Speakers and Topics at CELTF Meetings

March 2004--Town of Brookhaven
• Welcome: Supervisor LaValle
• Overview of program: Paul Belnick, Manager, Statewide Energy Services Program, NYPA
• LIPA Clean Energy Initiative (CEI): Sharon Laudisi, Alex Nyilas, Todd Romano
• Introduction to Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition: Ron Gulmi, Keyspan

June 2004--Town of Oyster Bay
• Welcome: Oyster Bay Supervisor Venditto & Town Clerk Labriola
• Kathleen Whitley, Applied Energy Group, NYSERDA's Solar grant available to municipalities
• Web-based discussion forums & public outreach assistance: Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy L.I.
• LIPA and NYPA, side by side comparison of programs: Todd Romano of LIPA CEI, and Skip Hodge of NYPA

October 2004--Town of Babylon
• Welcome: Babylon Supervisor Bellone
• Green Choices: - Dan Kimlicka, LIPA Green Choices; Joe Barclay, Sterling Planet; Keith Christensen, Community Energy
• LIPA's 75mw reduction program: Gary Krieger, Electric Marketing/Conservation Program Manager, LIPA; Jason Gallo, Johnson's Controls; Robert Boyajieff, Honeywell, Terry Divine, Custom Energy

March 2005--Suffolk County
• Briefing on Global Climate Destabilization: Beth Fiteni, Neighborhood Network
• Suffolk County's 2005 Energy Action Plan: Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
• Fuel cells - David Hamilton, Plug Power
• Case Studies, and the criteria for determining your Action Plan - Gordian Raacke, RELI

July 2005--Molloy College Suffolk Campus
• LIPA solar rebate increase for municipalities: Mark Dougherty, LIPA
• Offshore Wind project: Gordian Raacke, RELI
• LED lights--municipal uses: Jim Leitner, NYPA
• LEED "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design": Peter Caradonna, Architect, US Green Building Council

October 2005--Huntington Townhouse
This meeting included an expo with exhibitor tables.
• Nassau Clean Energy Action Plan: Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi
• Energy Star Labeled Homes: Sharon Laudisi, LIPA & Neal Lewis, Neighborhood Network
• Distributed Generation: John Rathbun, KeySpan Energy; Bill Cristofaro, Energy Concepts; Andy Garsils & Mark Dougherty, LIPA; Peter Giasemis Capstone Turbine Corp.; Herby Healy, United Technologies Corp. (UTC); Scott Herland Ingersol Rand; Leo Cagliostro, All Systems Cogeneration; Mike Wilson, Energy Solutions
• Huntington Clean Energy Action Plan: Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone
• Suffolk County police headquarters in Yaphank energy efficiency project: Brad North, Constellation Energy Projects and Services Group

March 2006--Molloy College Suffolk Campus
• Welcome: Edward Thompson, Vice Pres. of Advancement, Molloy College
• Setting greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets: Neal Lewis, Neighborhood Network
• Keynote--National energy update & LIÕs leadership role in clean energy: Congressman Steve Israel
• Federal tax incentives: Charles Goulding & Jacob Goldman, Energy Tax Savers
• LIPA Recap program: Randy Spitzer & Gary Krieger, LIPA
• Energy Star Labeled Homes: Harry Davitian, LIA Energy & Environment Committee Chair

August 2006--Brookhaven Town Hall
• Welcome: Brookhaven Supervisor Foley
• Panel: ENERGY STAR¨ Labeled Homes, Legislative proposal: Councilwoman Connie Kepert, Town of Brookhaven; Bob Weiboldt, LI Builders Association; Frazier Dougherty, HERS rater; Phil Austen, LIPA
• Solar powered trash compactors: Alex Perera - Seahorsepower
• Clean Cities--funding sources and Plug-In Hybrid buses: Andria Adler, Greater Long Island Clean Cities Committtee (GLICCC)
• LED Holiday Lights: Rene'e Bywaters, LED Gen Lighting
• US Mayors Climate Agreement: Bob Muldoon & Neill Cleneghan, Sierra Club

December 2006--Sweet Hollow Hall, Suffolk County West Hills Park
• Welcome: Carrie Meek Gallagher, Suffolk Commissioner of Dept. of Environment & Energy Affairs & Todd Stebbins, Assistant County Executive
• Municpal Spotlight--Suffolk County: Javed Ashraf, P.E., C.E.M., Energy Engineer, DPW
• LIPA's RECAP Program: Gary Krieger and Dan Zaweski, LIPA CEI; Terry Divine, Custom Energy; Paul Rode, Johnson Controls
• NYPA program update - Skip Hodge
• New Biodiesel Plant in Bohemia, NY: David Butler, CEO, American Biofuels
• Babylon Town, Commercial Green Building Law: Dorian Dale, Babylon Town Energy Director

April 2007--Molloy College Suffolk Campus
• Introduction to ICLEI's programs and software: Kim Lundgren, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Northeast Regional Capacity Center
• Town Spotlight--Babylon: Dorian Dale, Babylon Town Energy Director

October 2007--Molloy College Suffolk Campus
• Suffolk ban of incandescent bulbs in government buildings: Legislator Wayne Horsley & Todd Stebbins, Suffolk County
• Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P). programs for disposal of fluorescent bulbs: Beth Fiteni, Neighborhood Network
• Saving energy by phasing out bottled water in municipal buildings: Steve Jones, SCWA; Assemblyman Robert Sweeney
• Technology: Solar Thermal Water Heaters: Ron Kamen, EarthKind Energy
• Municipal Spotlight-- Nassau County: Brad Tito, Assistant to the Director of the Environment, Nassau County

December 2007- Molloy College Suffolk Campus
• Keynote--Status of LIPA Clean Energy Initiatives: Kevin Law, LIPA CEO
• Peak Oil--What it means for LI: Isidore Doroski, Chairman of the Riverhead Town Energy Advisory Committee,
• Smart Growth as a Strategy for Reducing Energy Demand: Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island
• Municipal Spotlight--Brookhaven: Dennis Lynch, Brookhaven Town
• Green Levittown project: Brad Tito, Nassau County
• Uniform solar PV requirements: Bruce Humenik, Applied Energy Group

 

 

 

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