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Local Group Calls For Reform In NY Energy System

By Faith Jessie.
A local group is calling for a cleaner change in New York's Energy System.

Southern Tier Energy Works hosted a workshop at the Broome County Library today, to promote and educate area residents on "Reforming the Energy Vision", a process that will change the current utility regulations, energy ownership rules and other aspects of the energy system.

The group believes these changes will make energy cleaner, more affordable, and help New Yorker's to reduce their environmental footprint.

"We're calling on the Public Service Commission in these hearings to make
REV real. There's a lot of barriers people face and we want to see the public commission tackle those and make sure the funds that exist in the state to make this transition really go to the people that need them most," said Jessica Azulay, Program Director of Alliance Of A Green Economy.

The groups main focus tonight was what they call making Reforming The Energy Vision or "REV" Real...an acronym that stands for renewable, equitable, accountable, and local.

A public hearing regarding this topic will be held next Tuesday at the NY State Office Building ground floor conference room at 5:30 pm.