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New York City needs a greener grid to reduce building emissions and help drive compliance with its ambitious new building emissions law. And with Indian Point nuclear power plant scheduled to close in 2021, the challenge of transitioning NYC’s energy mix to low-carbon sources will only get harder.
Canada’s hydropower may play a critical role. The supply is massive, enough to dramatically increase clean energy imports into New York. The sector is mature, with an earlier potential timeline than emerging renewable sectors such as offshore wind. And hydropower is controllable, storable and flexible. The proposed new transmission project, the Champlain Hudson Power Express, could help the city meet its clean energy needs by supplying Canadian hydropower directly to the city.
Join Urban Green and the Consulate General of Canada for a Global Exchanges Event featuring expert panelists from New York and Hydro-Quebec to discuss this project and its potential to help NYC buildings comply with LL97.
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR
CEO, Urban Green CouncilJoseph O'Brien-Applegate
Energy Policy Analyst, Pace Energy and Climate CenterDoug McMahon
Vice President of Strategy, New York Power AuthorityGary Sutherland
Team Leader, External Relations-Exports and Acquisitions, Hydro-QuebecCecil Scheib
Chief Sustainability Officer, NYUPeter S. Ross
Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP
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Join the World Green Building Council and Urban Green Council at an exclusive Climate Week event exploring the opportunities for businesses and governments in the zero carbon emissions economy of the future.
Buildings represent 70 percent of carbon emissions in big cities and are a critical solution to the climate emergency facing us. New construction, existing building stock and embodied emissions from materials and construction must all be addressed in order to achieve a fully decarbonized built environment.
Achieving global climate targets requires local solutions. Hear from leading experts about the opportunities this challenge presents, including incorporating innovative approaches, adapting business models and developing new policy mechanisms.
CEO, WorldGBCLisa Bate
Chair of the Board, WorldGBCJohn Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green CouncilLaura Popa
Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislation and Policy, New York City CouncilJulie Hirigoyen
CEO, UKGBCOfer Ben-Dov
Global Sustainability Leader, Armstrong Fluid TechnologySteven Smith
Executive Director, MultiplexScot Horst
Founder, Arc Skoru
Join Urban Green Council and World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) for a Global Exchanges Webinar about the process behind NYC's groundbreaking building emissions law.
Urban Green policy experts will discuss what lessons and solutions could be used by Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) cities and states working in the Americas towards the same goal: energy efficiency in buildings.
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Chief Strategy Officer, Urban Green Council
Russell helps ensure that Urban Green Council is positioned for maximum impact by leading the organization’s strategic planning efforts and advising on policy initiatives, including the Blueprint for Efficiency. As Urban Green’s founding Executive Director (2007-2017), he built and guided the organization’s innovative programs, cementing its place as a leader in advocacy, education and research. He was twice tapped by the City of New York to lead blue ribbon commissions – the Building Resiliency Task Force (2013) and the Green Codes Task Force (2008-2010). A lawyer by training, Russell previously worked at the New York City Council and Mayor’s Office, drafting and implementing many environmental laws.Christopher Halfnight
Associate Director, Policy, Urban Green Council
Chris works to advance Urban Green’s policy priorities with government and professional associations. He has experience in energy and water policy with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and Conservation Law Foundation. Chris is a licensed lawyer in NY and Ontario, Canada, holding a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University, as well as a Master's in Environmental Management with a specialization in energy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.