Cuomo failing on energy promises

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion On April 23, 1,500 protesters asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject fracked-gas infrastructure. Cynthia Nixon told reporters that the state must rescind permits for power plants, say no to “microgrids” run on gas, and stop approving pipelines. All 26 of Cuomo’s “ambitious” renewable projects add up to a paltry 100MW of power once capacity factors are applied. And he is intent on getting CPV and Cricket Valley (CVE) online.Look at NYSERDA’s NY Prize microgrid program: Omitting Syracuse, which has proposed an incinerator; omitting diesel for black-start use; leaving out battery power and applying the capacity factors for renewable components; the stage-two winners will be getting public money for grids that are powered 98 percent by gas and which will run 100 percent of the time. NYSERDA plans to promote a few thousand more of these. The turbines in NYSERDA’s microgrids are the same ones used in compressor stations: they generate carcinogenic volatile organic compounds; they add carbon-equivalent pollution through both methane leakage and combustion; and they’ll need pipes or trucks to feed them. We went to Albany with peer-reviewed research on the harms of fracking infrastructure. We waved the Paris Accord at the governor. But we aren’t lobbyists or representatives of midstream corporations, so maybe the state Department of Environmental Conservation and governor just can’t hear us. CVE and CPV will each add 10 to 15 percent to the state greenhouse-gas inventory, effectively voiding Cuomo’s promises to cut state emissions. New York — the entire planet — is headed over a cliff. Is it time to change drivers?Dennis HigginsOtegoMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Club World Cup: Monterrey to face Liverpool after beating Al Sadd

first_imgRelatedPosts Thiago Alcantara completes Liverpool move Liverpool reach agreement to sign Thiago from Bayern Gunners, Reds battle for Community Shield glory A stunning long-range shot from Leonel Vangioni and an awful mistake by Gabi set CONCACAF champions Monterrey on their way to a 3-2 win over Al Sadd on Saturday. The win earned them a place in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals against European champions Liverpool. The Mexican side, who had to survive a second-half fightback by their opponents, were rewarded with a tie against England’s Premier League leaders on Wednesday. The European champions have a bye to the last four. Al Sadd, who qualified as champions of host nation Qatar, were playing in their own stadium. But their fans were outsung by a noisy contingent of Monterrey supporters behind one of the goals. The stadium was only around half-full, a similar problem to that which dogged the recent world athletics championships held in Qatar, which will also host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Mexicans hit the crossbar early on and went ahead when Vangioni collected the ball in midfield. He took one touch and rifled a left-foot shot into the top-right hand corner of the net from 35 metres in the 23rd minute. Al Sadd, coached by former FC Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez, had more possession. But Monterrey increased their lead in first-half stoppage time after an extraordinary misjudgement by Gabi, the host team’s most experienced player. The former Atletico Madrid player sent a ball back deep into his own half from near the touchline, but it was intercepted by Rogelio Funes Mori who scored easily. Asian Footballer of the Year Akram Afif wasted a glorious chance to pull one back for the hosts by side-footing over the bar when unmarked. But Baghdad Bounedjah did claw one back after getting in front of a defender to head in after 66 minutes. Carlos Rodriguez then added a third for Monterrey in the 77th minute, before Abdelkarim Hassan pulled another back for Al Sadd in the 89th minute. Hassan’s goal was with a similar effort to Vangioni’s to ensure a nervy finale for the Mexicans. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Al SaddClub World CupCONCACAFLeonel Vangioniliverpool fclast_img read more