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Energy experts will energize Tonawandas

Clean Air will sponsor a two-hour interactive workshop – "Toward Energy Democracy" from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the American Legion Brounshidle Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, that will explore renewable energy in the wake of the Huntley Coal Plant closure.

Rebecca Newberry, executive director of Clean Air said after the 100-year old Huntley plant closed in 2016 a broad coalition created a plan called Tonawanda Tomorrow. The plan was shaped by nearly 1,000 residents, business owners and community stakeholders. The next step in this plan included exploring shared community solar as a way to reduce energy costs, pollution and increase access to the waterfront.

Trainers include: Adam Flint, Southern Tier Solar Works program manager; Shiva Prakash, of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld at the New York Lawyers for Public Interest; and Kelly Roache, a senior program manager for Solstice. 

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