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Here & Now: Let’s Build a

100% Renewable & Resilient
Energy System
Gordian Raacke
Executive Director
Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI)

www.RenewableEnergyLongIsland.org

© Getty Images/Photodisc/Steve Cole

First Commercial Power Plant

1880: Thomas Edison Plant
Fulton Street, Manhattan, NY

Our Electric System

The Great Transformation

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Transforming

from…..to

Centralized

De-centralized

Vulnerable

Resilient

Fossil/Carbon-based
Imported Fuel

Renewable/0-Carbon
Local Fuel

(Coal, Oil, Natural Gas)

(Sun, Wind, Water)

Price-Volatility

Fixed Price

Utility-owned

Community-owned

Oligarchy

Democracy

Utility Board Room

Kitchen Table

October 2012: Superstorm Sandy

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The Rockaways, Queens, New York
October 30, 2012

© 2012 Reuters/Keith Bedford

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Sea Level Rise & Flood Scenarios

http://maps.coastalresilience.org/newyork/
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Choosing Our Energy Future

Long Island’s South Fork

2014 Resolution: Energy Goals for the Town of East Hampton

“…it shall be the goal of the Town of East Hampton to:

- meet 100% of community wide electricity consumption with renewable
energy sources by the year 2020 and to
- meet the equivalent of 100% of economy wide energy consumption such
as electricity, heating, and transportation with renewable energy sources by
the year 2030; and further be it
- RESOLVED, that these goals can be reasonable met based upon existing and new
national, state, and local initiatives.”

NYS Executive Order No. 24
80 x 50 Goal
“…reduce current greenhouse gas emissions
from all sources within the State 80% by the
year 2050”

1990 CO2e

2050 CO2e

100% Renewable Energy Components

It’s happening around the world

Germany’s 100% Renewable Energy Regions
89 100% RE Regions
58 “Starter” Regions
3 100 RE Urban Regions
150 Total
125,000 km2
(~48,000 sq.mi.)
24 Million People

Source: http://100ee.deenet.org/

100% Renewable Electricity Examples







Samsoe (Denmark) got to 100% RE in just 10 years
Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) 100% as of 2014
Munich (Germany) 100% RE by 2025
Scotland 100% RE goal for 2020
San Francisco 100% RE by 2020
City of Aspen 100% RE by 2015 achieved
City of Greensburg, KS 100% RE achieved
Burlington, VT 100% RE achieved

• …and now East Hampton 100% RE by 2020

Gordian Raacke
Executive Director
Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI)

RenewableEnergyLongIsland.org
Facebook.com/RenewableEnergyLongIsland
info@RenewableEnergyLongIsland.org

631-329-8888
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