2013-02-15 / Community

RWA Presents:“Renewable Energy” for Rockaway

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance invites all to their third community workshop on environmental resiliency on Sunday, February 17th, at 1 p.m.

Titled “Renewable Energy In The Rockaways,” it will explore the latest options in solar, thermal and photovoltaic technology as the area rebuilds homes and communities and prepares for future emergencies. Battery back-up systems, financing and incentives will be discussed, along with an information from the Community Environmental Center (CEC) about NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s EmPower program which provides low-income homeowners with insulation, boilers, windows and other items that were damaged by Sandy. Expert panelists will include David Gibbs, Renewable Energy Engineer and Instructor for Power Rockaways Resiliency, Solar One at Pace University and Olga Souto, Director of Low-Income Program Services, Community Environmental Center.

The workshop, part of RWA’s Action Agenda, is free to all. It will be held in the Ocean Village Community Room, 57-07 Shore Front Parkway. The entrance is on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, between Beach 59th Street and Beach 56th Place. RWA Environmental Resiliency series is sponsored by Capital One and New York Community Trust. EmPower NY provides energy-efficiency services at no cost to income-eligible households. The program is administered by NYSERDA; CEC is a participating contractor.

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