Public Advocate Williams endorses plan to transform ‘Big Allis’ into renewable energy hub


As the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority prepares to make critical decisions about delivering environmental justice to “Asthma Alley” in western Queens, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams recently announced his support for a plan to transform the massive Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City into a renewable energy hub.

Rise Light & Power, a Queens-based manager and developer of energy assets, announced its plan for a new 1,200-megawatt buried renewables-transmission line that will carry homegrown wind and solar energy from upstate — delivering clean energy to the city while reducing downstate’s dependence on fossil fuels.