PEAK Coalition Releases Plan to Retire All NYC Peaker Plants by 2030March 23, 2021
The PEAK Coalition, composed of NYLPI and environmental justice partners, has released The Fossil Fuel End Game: A Frontline Vision to Retire New York City’s Peaker Plants by 2030 –– the first-ever plan to retire all fossil-fuel peaker power plants in New York City by 2030 and replace them with clean, local distributed energy solutions including offshore wind, local solar, and battery storage. This decentralized approach creates a more resilient power system than the current grid, which depends on centralized fossil-fuel power plants. The report also highlights the alarming economic, environmental, and social costs of New York City’s current fleet of highly polluting and inefficient peaker plants, expanding on the findings of the coalition’s previous report, Dirty Energy, Big Money.
Members of PEAK include NYLPI, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), UPROSE, THE POINT CDC, and Clean Energy Group (CEG). The collaboration brings technical, legal, public health, and planning expertise to support organizing and advocacy led by communities harmed by peaker plant emissions.
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