September 7, 2018 – The Greenburgh Report
Greenburgh is preparing to bring the subject of continuing participation in Westchester Power in the 2019 contract to their Town Board for deliberation on 9/12. In preparation for this, Supervisor Feiner has made extra efforts to make program information available to the public, including through his weekly radio show today.
July 18, 2018 – People to be Heard
Program Director Dan Welsh appears on the White Plains Community Media’s show. Host John Bailey was particularly interested in the new community solar program, but the conversation ranges from battery storage to Indian Point.
June 12, 2018 – Sleepy Hollow looks to join Westchester Power (News 12)
Westchester Power’s Virginia Steinberg meets with community members to explain and answer questions about the municipal power purchasing program and going green in Westchester.
May 11, 2018 – Town will join In energy buying program
After a brief public hearing with representatives from Sustainable Westchester, the Pound Ridge Town Board voted unanimously May 3 to join the Community Choice Aggregation Program.
The town has considered proposals to join CCA twice before, but board members declined to move forward because they felt that the program was too new and had not yet established a successful track record.
March 19, 2018 – Village solicits input on energy options
Ardsley residents are invited to a public hearing this Monday, March 19, to weigh in on whether Ardsley should participate in Community Choice Aggregation.
September 12, 2017 – Local organizations participate in Eastchester Green Festival
Sustainable Westchester and Westchester Power recently participated in the 9th Annual Eastchester Green Festival, hosted by the Eastchester Environmental Committee. The fair provided an opportunity for residents to see what is going on in the community and help play a role in creating a healthier environment and sustainability-focused region.
September 11, 2017 – Dan Welsh interviewed on “Westchester Means Business”
On Monday, September 11, Westchester Power program director Dan Welsh was the featured guest on “Westchester Means Business,” hosted by the President/CEO of the Business Council of Westchester, Marsha Gordon. A good bit of ground was covered in the 25 minute show: where we’ve been, where we’re going and the challenges met along the way.
August 3, 2017 – White Plains targets 100 percent clean energy by 2035
White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach this week announced that the city will work to power itself using 100 percent clean energy by 2035.
Roach pledged support for the Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy initiative, joining 120 mayors in the U.S., including fellow Westchester mayor Drew Fixell of Tarrytown…
August 2, 2017 – New Rochelle hosts forum to spotlight issue of carbon tax
The New Rochelle City Hall Council Chambers heated up Wednesday evening with an environmentally friendly discussion on the topic of carbon tax. The event was one of three sponsored by Sustainable Westchester and its program, Westchester Power, throughout the county…
August 1 – 7, 2017 – The role carbon taxes play in discouraging use of fossil fuels
Westchester Power and Sustainable Westchester sponsored a series of Carbon Tax Forums during June and July to offer a starting point for a conversation about the role of carbon taxes in discouraging the use of fossil fuels for energy production in Westchester County and beyond…
July 21, 2017 – Forum seeks to foster dialogue on carbon tax
Westchester Power, a community-based bulk energy purchasing program designed to increase the use of renewable energy and offer competitive fixed electricity rates throughout Westchester County, and Sustainable Westchester are sponsoring a Wednesday, July 26, forum in Bedford Hills to discuss carbon taxes…
June 12, 2017 – One year in, Westchester Power pushes new era of clean energy
New York’s Clean Energy Standard mandates the state power itself with 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. Dan Welsh, the program director for Westchester Power thinks Westchester can do even better…
June 5, 2017 – Westchester joins energy alliance
Westchester County has joined Sustainable Westchester, a consortium of more than 40 local governments focused on renewable energy and sustainability initiatives…
April 25, 2017 – Westchester Power helps the county go green with expansive program
Sustainable Westchester’s emPowering Green Energy campaign is helping locals switch to renewable energy, minus the headache…
April 18, 2017 – Know your neighbor: Dan Welsh, Program Director, Westchester Power
Last year Dan Welsh was faced with a decision that may have been difficult for others to make…
April 12, 2017 – Westchester Power begins consumer education program
Westchester Power, a community-based bulk energy purchasing program designed to increase the use of renewable energy and lower costs throughout Westchester County, has announced the launch of a consumer education campaign to help residents and municipal leaders understand and take advantage of new energy options enabled by this initiative…
April 7, 2017 – State utility charge irks local officials
Lewisboro residents will see their utility bills increase this month by $3.83 to provide financial support to three upstate New York nuclear power plants that can’t survive without additional subsidies. But the $3.83 charge won’t show up on a separate line on monthly electric bills because…
April, 2017 – Dan Welsh: People to be heard
February 27, 2017 – Illuminating information on electric service
Westchester Power Program Director Dan Welsh recently spoke at a town of Greenburgh meeting at the Greenburgh Nature Center, updating town officials and residents about the cost and environmental benefits of participating in New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation plan…