Can New York Combat Climate Change Without Destroying Communities? With Dennis Higgins and Keith Schue
Tue, Aug 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TALK / DEMO, commons

Dennis Higgins and Keith Schue return to Bushel with an updated presentation of their in-depth talk on New York State’s energy and climate plan. They ask: Does the state legislation make fiscal or engineering sense? Does it respect communities and preserve our environment? They will share an overview of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and outline their ideas on how the state could better address these critical issues. A Q&A will follow their presentation.

Free and open to the public. Clean, fresh water and other refreshments available.


Dennis Higgins is a retired college professor and resides in Otego, NY. He taught mathematics and computer science at the University of Scranton, St. Lawrence University, and SUNY Oneonta. He has been involved in regional energy issues for over a decade.

Keith Schue, a resident of Cherry Valley, has a master’s degree in engineering and worked in the private sector for 15 years. Before moving to New York, he was employed with the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy on issues relating to the impacts of human development and infrastructure on ecosystems. He has been engaged in New York’s energy policy since 2010, and currently volunteers as a technical advisor for New York Energy & Climate Advocates. He has provided technical input on the federal Clean Power Plan, NYS Energy Plan, NYS Clean Energy Standard, industry regulations, legislation, and various projects.