Is Gore's 100% Renewable Energy Challenge Achievable for New York City?

Is Gore's 100% Renewable Energy Challenge Achievable for New York City?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The New York Academy of Sciences

On July 17, 2008, Al Gore challenged America to commit to producing 100% of our energy from renewable, clean, and carbon-free sources in 10 years. This meeting will address what this challenge means for New York City. We need to break the mold and push our thinking toward a greater sense of urgency, based on current scientific understanding of impending climate change. As "First City" to the world, New York City can show how to leap ahead in dealing with renewable energy production and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Moderator: George Hendrey, Queens College, CUNY

Presentations

Can New York Lower its Carbon Footprint with Nuclear Energy?

Klaus Lackner, Columbia University

'Green Power' for the 21st Century New York City?
Sanjoy Banerjee, The City College of New York/CUNY

Meeting Gore's Challenge
Charles Komanoff, Komanoff Energy Associates and the Carbon Tax Center