We Already Have a Clean, Renewable Energy Resource
In May, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied a water quality permit for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE), a natural gas pipeline that would threaten streams, wetlands, shellfish beds, marine life and other resources from Pennsylvania to the Rockaways.
Con Ed has since followed through on its threat to issue a moratorium on new gas service in New York City and Long Island, and pundits, editorial boards and gas industry lobbyists have spent the last few weeks ranting at the decision. After reminding the public that renewable electric generation is not anywhere near the capacity needed to meet demand, the pro-gas movement alleges that without NESE, homeowners and businesses will need to rely on “dirty heating oil.” This description, of course, is incorrect and misleading.
We well know that thanks to Bioheat® Fuel, New York is leading the nation in clean, safe home heating. Bioheat® Fuel helps our communities reach their environmental and economic goals and our customers stay warm and safe, without the expense or environmental risk of additional pipeline. Our fuel uses renewable, American resources, is cleaner at a B7 blend than natural gas, and is readily available without costly system conversions. Bioheat® Fuel answers the call for today and the future.
Help us educate the media, our legislators and your neighbors. Please CLICK HERE to share the attached “Open Letter” with your local print, TV or radio news outlets; share it to social media; pass it on to customers and business associates; and use the facts to respond to utility gas disinformation.