Energy 101 – A Guide to New York’s Energy System

March 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

EVENT UPDATE: We are shifting this workshop from an in-person event at ArtRage Gallery to an on-line teach-in so as to be respectful of practicing social distancing in order to protect vulnerable individuals and not overwhelm the medical system. We appreciate your understanding.

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Do you know what you’re paying for when you pay National Grid for energy? Do you know why our energy costs so high, and why isn’t it easier to get renewable energy?

This interactive workshop explains New York’s energy system through a reading of your energy bill. Participants will learn how energy is generated in New York, how energy gets to our houses, who makes decisions over prices, who controls where our energy comes from, who owns and profits from the system, and how we can work individually and collectively to take power over our energy. This is a great 101 for anyone interested in learning more about their energy bill and their renewable energy options, and it’s also a primer for climate change activists and energy affordability advocates who want to understand how the energy system works and who to target to get what we want.

This training has been developed by the New York Energy Democracy Alliance and will be presented by the AGREE, the Alliance for a Green Economy. Free and open to the public.