Smart Power For Astoria

Michael Gianaris

July 27, 2012

The Queens Gazette wrote about the press conference held by Smart Power NY, a growing coalition that is focused on improving energy generation in the Queens community.

Smart Power NY, a coalition of business, labor and environmental groups along with local and state elected officials, announced that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has joined the group, which is advocating for access to safe and reliable sources of power, a reduction in carbon emissions, job creation and policies that will help New Yorkers save on their power bills.


“We all have an obligation to make a citywide effort to clean up the air quality in New York. This is not just a local project in Queens; every city resident stands to benefit from the Astoria Repowering Project. Not only will it help improve the air quality in all five boroughs, it will create a new, more efficient and reliable source of energy for the city and provide hundreds of jobs at zero expense to taxpayers,” Quinn said.


Read the full article here.