GUEST BLOG: Shoreham Solar Commons Benefits Long Island’s Air and Water

GUEST BLOG: Shoreham Solar Commons Benefits Long Island’s Air and Water

This local 25 megawatt project will replace energy now generated by dirty polluting fossil plants on Long Island and reduce harmful climate change emissions by roughly 29,000 tons per year. That’s good news for the climate, our environment, and public health for all Long Islanders.

Alternative Development Scenarios

Alternative Development Scenarios

The negative financial impact of a new subdivision will likely fall between $6 and $44 million. No matter what the exact number, though, the results are clear: a new subdivision will generate more costs that benefits. That creates pressure to further increase property taxes or slash school budgets. By contrast, Shoreham Solar Commons will generate between $12 and $16 million in new property tax-derived revenue, without imposing a new long-term cost burden on the community.

Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment Testimony on Shoreham Solar Commons

Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment Testimony on Shoreham Solar Commons

My name is Jordan Christensen and I represent Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE).
CCE is an 80,000 member non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization that works to protect
public health and our natural environment. CCE works throughout the state to advance
renewable energy goals and the use of renewable energy technologies. I am here today to
strongly support both the Model Commercial Solar Code and the Shoreham Solar
Commons Project.