New York City Chapter

AGREE-NYC is a coalition of New York City-based organizations working to create a sustainable, renewable energy future for New York City. AGREE-NYC works closely with AGREE NY to promote this sustainable energy future for all of New York State, which we hope will serve as a model for the rest of the country.

AGREE-NYC’s primary focus is securing a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy future, predicated on the closure of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant–located just 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River. One of the reactors at Indian Point is operating under an expired license, while the other reactor’s license is set to expire in 2015. Their owner, Entergy Corporation, is seeking 20-year extensions to continue running the plant. Indian Point is 40 years old, is built on top of two intersecting fault lines, has the highest earthquake risk of any plant in the country, puts over 20 million people and their water supply at great risk, and has been granted many exceptions to safety regulations over the years so that it could continue to operate. What’s more, the power generated from Indian Point is not only not necessary for the NYC region’s electricity supply, but standing directly in the way of a full transition to renewable energy. AGREE-NYC wants Indian Point closed immediately and a safe decommissioning plan to be enacted, while NYC invests in renewable energy solutions that do not pollute or endanger our communities. You can read a copy of our City Council Resolution here.

AGREE-NYC member organizations are: Peace Action New York State, Abolition 2000, Code Pink NYC, Nuclear Information & Resource Service, Physicians for Social Responsibility NYC, Brooklyn For Peace, and Citizen Action NY.

For more information or to contact AGREE-NYC, please email us at nyc@allianceforagreeneconomy.org.