Renewable Energy2022-07-26T11:48:44-04:00

Clearwater focuses on public awareness strategies to help citizenry and civic leaders re-think the future of energy in the Hudson River Valley. In order to reduce the regional impacts of impending climate change, we have to act aggressively, immediately, and collaboratively and work together to bring sustainable energy infrastructure info the Hudson Valley.

Clean Energy is practical, available, and includes renewable sources such as wind and solar that could replace fossil fuels, and at the same time, support new economic growth and jobs in a green sustainable economy. Transitioning to clean energy is our region’s biggest economic development opportunity. Wind and solar projects, new transmission lines and retrofits are powerful creators of skilled, local jobs and powerful attractors of investment.

Read a Summary of our Comments and Recommendations on the Climate Action Council’s Draft Scoping Plan

Click here to learn more about Clearwater’s Green Cities Initiative

Click here to take Clearwater’s Solar Power Pledge



Clearwater Comments on NY Public Service Commission Straw Proposal for Reforming the Energy Vision Proceedings – Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater Environmental Action Director

The New York State Energy Solutions Road Map: Executive Summary on Demand-Side Measures for Governor Andrew CuomoNorthern Westchester Energy Action Consortium

The Hudson Valley – a model for New York state, and the nation-Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater Environmental Action Director


Clearwater’s Solar Power Pledge

A Solar Hudson Valley:Toward Further Progress – Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach, State University of New York at New Paltz

New National Report Shows NY Falling Behind in Solar Energy (

The Vote Solar Initiative – New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011

Solar Power for New York State (

New York Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act – S.4178 (Maziarz); A.5713 (Englebright)


Gareth Hougham’s Low Impact Hydro Presentation

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Roundtable Discussion, Clearwater, April 2007

Clearwater’s Comment on Draft 2002 NYS Energy Plan

Clearwater Energy Policy, 2001

What’s Wrong with Energy Plants?, Clearwater Fact Sheet #14

Renewable Energy in New York ,Clearwater Fact Sheet #15

“Power of the Tides”,Hudson Valley Green Times, Summer 2008

GET INVOLVED! Contact Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater Environmental Action Director,, 845 265-8080, ext 7113 to find out about volunteer opportunities.

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