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Focus Questions


Topic: Environmental Issues
Renewable Energy

1. What are the different types of renewable energy?
2. What are some of the major impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming?
3. What are the goals and standards put forth in the New York State energy policy?
4. What are some of the renewable energy initiatives and projects implemented across Long Island?
5. How much of Long Island's energy comes from renewable sources?
6. What types of energy programs exist on Long Island?
7. What do Long Islanders' think about clean energy?
8. What can Long Islanders' do to conserve energy?
9. What types of renewable energy projects are proposed for the Long Island's future?

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1. What are the different types of renewable energy?

National Atlas:
http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/people/a_energy.html

Natural Resources Defense Council:
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/renewables/

ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy):
http://www.acore.org/resources/renewable-energy-info

Renewable Energy World:
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/tech/home

Alternative Energy:
http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/renewables.html

Climate Change Challenge:
http://www.climatechangechallenge.org/Resource Centre/Renewable-Energy/
What-is-renewable-energy.htm

Green Energy Choice:
http://www.greenenergychoice.com/green-guide/renewable-energy-types.html

LIPA (Long Island Power Authority):
http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/

NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory):
http://www.nrel.gov/science_technology/

Green Energy Scheme:
http://www.greenenergyscheme.org/learn-more-about-renewable-energy/

Energy Literacy:
http://www.energy-literacy.org/learn-about-the-types-of-renewable-energy-possible-to-harvest-today/

United States Energy Information Administration:
http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=renewable_home

Energy for Mankind:
http://www.energyformankind.org/renewable-energies/

Citizens Campaign for the Environment:
http://www.citizenscampaign.org/campaigns/renewable-energy.php

The National Academies:
http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/energy-sources/renewable-sources/


2. What are some of the major impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming?

The Nature Conservancy:
http://www.usclimatenetwork.org/resource-database/new_york_factsheet_5.pdf
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/threats-impacts/index.htm

Union of Concerned Scientists:
http://www.climatechoices.org/assets/documents/climatechoices/new-york_necia.pdf
http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/ocean-chemistry.html

Natural Resources Defense Council:
http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/fcons.php

National Geographic:
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/gw-effects/
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/?ar_a=1

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Global Climate Change:
http://climate.nasa.gov/effects

EDF (Environmental Defense Fund):
http://www.edf.org/climate/climate-change-impacts

United States Global Change Research Program:
http://nca2009.globalchange.gov

National Wildlife Federation:
http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats-to-Wildlife/Global-Warming/Effects-on-Wildlife-and-Habitat.phpx

Sierra Club – Long Island Group:
http://www.newyork.sierraclub.org/longisland/Energy-GlobalWarming.html

Mr. Robinson’s Regents Earth Science Website:
http://www.regentsearthscience.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1067&Itemid=119

WNYC:
http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2007/may/22/tri-state-area-vulnerable-to-rising-sea-levels/


3. What are the goals and standards put forth in the New York State energy policy?

NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority):
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Energy-Data-and-Prices-Planning-and-Policy/2013-State-Energy-Plan/
Planning-Objectives.phpx

New York State Energy Plan:
http://www.nysenergyplan.com

ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy):
http://aceee.org/sector/state-policy/new-york

Citizens Campaign for the Environment:
http://www.citizenscampaign.org/campaigns/renewable/new-york-renewable-energy.php

Energy Policy (Stanford University):
http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/NewYorkWWSEnPolicy.pdf

Energy Planning in New York State (Cornell University Cooperative Extension):
http://cce.cornell.edu/EnergyClimateChange/NaturalGasDev/Documents/March 033111 presentations/Williams_Systems Approach to Enegy Transitions 033111.pdf

NYISO (New York Independent System Operator):
http://www.nyiso.com/public/about_nyiso/nyisoataglance/index.jsp

New York State Energy and Action Plan and Climate Action Plan – AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials):
http://environment.transportation.org/pdf/2010_symposium/
CC_Symposium_JohnZamurs.pdf


4. What are some of the renewable energy initiatives and projects implemented across Long Island?

Brookhaven National Laboratory:
http://www.bnl.gov/GARS/SET/LISF.php

Clean Energy Action Project:
http://www.cleanenergyactionproject.com/CleanEnergyActionProject/
CS.Long_Island_Solar_Farm___Silicon_Photovoltaic_Solar_Power_Case_Studies.html

LIPA (Long Island Power Authority):
http://www.lipower.org/company/powering/solar-enxco.html

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/brookhaven-renewable-energy-project-announced-1.4795646

CESA (Clean Energy States Alliance):
http://www.cleanenergystates.org/membership/cesa-member-profiles/long-island-power-authority-lipa

RELI (Renewable Energy Long Island):
http://www.renewableenergylongisland.org/programs.cfm

IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council):
http://www.irecusa.org/2012/01/new-york-new-wind-turbine-powers-hydrogen-car-fuel-station/

U.S. Department of the Interior:
http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/New-York.phpx

The Green Project of Long Island:
http://www.thegreenprojectoflongisland.org

Town of Hempstead:
http://www.townofhempstead.org/news/
525-hempstead-unveils-qsolar-field-of-dreamsq-60k-pv-system-provides-clean-energy-cuts-electric-costs

Channel Thirteen:
http://www.thirteen.org/going-green-new-york/


5. How much of Long Island's energy comes from renewable sources?

Brookhaven National Lab:
http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=23953

Citizens Campaign for the Environment:
http://www.citizenscampaign.org/news/story.php?id=569

New York Power Authority:
http://www.nypa.gov/solar/solarprojects.htm


6. What types of energy programs exist on Long Island?

LIPA (Long Island Power Authority):
http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/solar.html
http://www.lipower.org/efficiency/
http://www.lipower.org/commercial/NFP/solar.html

USGBC (United States Green Building Council) – Long Island Chapter:
http://www.usgbc-li.org/leed.html

Action Long Island:
http://actionlongisland.org/networking-advocacy/energy-environment-task-force/

The Town of Brookhaven:
http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/PlanningEnvironment/EnergySustainability.phpx

Molloy College:
http://www.molloy.edu/long-island-connections/the-sustainability-institute/program-description

RELI (Renewable Energy Long Island):
http://www.renewableenergylongisland.org/CETFpage.cfm

Global Cool Cities Alliance:
http://www.globalcoolcities.org

Long Island Green:
http://www.ligreen.com/index.html

Long Island Progressive Coalition:
http://lipc.org

Environmental Advocates of New York:
http://www.eany.org


7. What do Long Islanders' think about clean energy?

Sierra Club New York:
http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=253285.0

All Our Energy:
http://allourenergy.com/wordpress/tag/clean-energy/


8. What can Long Islanders' do to conserve energy?

SF Gate:
http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/can-save-energy-2211.html

United States Environmental Protection Agency:
http://www.epa.gov/greenhomes/ReduceEnergy.htm

RELI (Renewable Energy Long Island):
http://www.renewableenergylongisland.org/lisaves.cfm

WLIW21:
http://www.wliw.org/productions/local/going-green-long-island/series-overview/48/

LIPA (Long Island Power Authority):
http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/tips/66ways.html

Long Island Green Homes:
http://www.longislandgreenhomes.org

Eco Mall:
http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/20things.htm

Carroll Energy Solutions:
http://www.savewithces.com/365in2008.html

CES (Carroll Energy Solutions):
http://www.savewithces.com/365in2008.html

Duke Energy Progress:
https://www.progress-energy.com/carolinas/home/save-energy-money/energy-saving-tips-calculators/100-tips.page

Natural Resources Defense Council:
http://www.nrdc.org/

Do Something.org:
http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/actionguide/make-energy-conservation-part-your-everyday-life

Governor Andrew Cuomo:
http://www.andrewcuomo.com/powerNY


9. What types of renewable energy projects are proposed for the Long Island's future?

NYSERDA (New York State Energy Resource & Development Authority):
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Energy-Efficiency-and-Renewable-Programs/Renewables/Offshore-Wind.phpx

Long Island/New York City Offshore Wind Project:
http://www.linycoffshorewind.com/faq.html

LIPA (Long Island Power Authority):
http://www.lipower.org/pdfs/company/papers/report-wave0107.pdf
http://www.lipower.org/newscenter/pr/2009/090809-stimulus.html
http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/wind-offshore.html

Long Island.com:
http://www.longisland.com/articles/07-13-12/
suffolk-county-community-college-proposes-renewable-energy-and-stem-center.html

Long Island Business News:
http://libn.com/youngisland/2012/08/02/looking-offshore-for-our-energy-future/

Deepwater Wind:
http://www.dwwind.com/file_download/175/


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Helpful LInks

http://www.wliw.org/productions/local/going-green-long-island/series-overview/48/
http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/index.html
http://worldwildlife.org
http://www.nrdc.org
http://www.citizenscampaign.org
http://www.eere.energy.gov
http://sustainableli.org/get-involved/donate/
http://www.acore.org
http://www.renewableenergylongisland.org
http://actionlongisland.org
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov
http://www.longislandindex.org
http://www.lipower.org


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