Join us on Thursday, July 9th for our first Virtual Discussion Group! This event will function like a short-form book club, with small breakout room discussions on noteworthy energy topics. Our first discussion will focus on the controversy surrounding NYC Peaker Plants.
The PEAK Coalition advocates for the replacement of NYC peaker plants with renewables and battery storage, emphasizing the disproportionate health impacts of peaker plants on low-income communities of color.
Their recent report raises several timely questions: What is the role of peaker plants in keeping the lights on in NYC? What are the consequences of running these plants, and which communities shoulder the burden of their pollution? At what point in the clean energy transition should peaker plants be retired, and what should that process look like?
Come deliberate these questions and more during our first discussion group event! Spots are limited, so register soon!
Instructions: Read the PEAK Coalition report here and hop on Zoom on July 9th. After opening remarks, we’ll split attendees up into small group breakout sessions facilitated by YPE NYC board members. During the breakout sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a lively discussion of the PEAK Coalition report and related energy topics, plus network with and learn from peers in the energy space. Finally, we'll bring the groups together to discuss a few highlights. We can’t wait to see you there!