The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is critical to New York’s energy future. “It makes basic sense” to deliver abundant, reliable natural gas to customers in downstate NY while renewable energy scales over the next few decades. Until NESE is approved, National Grid has issued a gas moratorium across NYC and Long Island.
“Because of this freeze on new service, restaurants can’t get the needed gas supply to cook and heat their facilities. This translates into vacant store fronts, loss of employment and desolate downtowns... We cannot allow petty politics or big egos to derail our local economy."
New York’s future depends on an energy mix that is clean, affordable, and reliable.
New York has already experienced moratoriums on natural gas in NYC and Long Island.
That means residents can't convert their homes to affordable, clean natural gas and development projects of all sizes have been stalled.
“The environmental and economic benefits of natural gas for New Yorkers is obvious—and now we’re facing a potential supply crisis.”
– NY State Senator Kevin Parker
“The mix is changing with this cold weather. Because natural gas prices are rising, coal and oil are reaching in to take its place.”
– Jacob Kilstein, Argus Research
"We have to make sure that residents and businesses have the energy they need right now to live and thrive in New York."
– NY State Senator Thomas O'Mara
“Gas has got to be part of [the] equation. The gas system has gotten extremely reliable.”
– Robert F. Powelson, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
“A May 2017 study by The Brattle Group reports that specific advantages of natural gas… are fundamental to grid reliability, and will become even more vital as more wind and solar come onto the grid.”
– Jude Clemente, Forbes
“The ISO expects a continued need to rely heavily on oil-fired generators through the end of this cold weather.”
– Marica Blomberg, ISE-NE Spokesperson