Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(928 votes)
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1964 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

Energy

Update all antiquated HVAC systems in government buildings through energy performance contracts

(635 votes)
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39.91%
(956 votes)
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60.09%
1591 votes

The energy savings pay for the upgrade!

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

(1012 votes)
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46.98%
(1142 votes)
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53.02%
2154 votes

We need more renewable energy and wind farms off of Montauk would create a stable and reliable source of power for Long Island

Energy Performance Contracts in all Nassau County Buildings

(856 votes)
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43.79%
(1099 votes)
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56.21%
1955 votes

This is a no-brainer. Why hasn't it been done yet? Won't cost the county a dime and will save money long term.

Lease rooftop space on Nassau County government buildings for the purpose of generating solar power electricity.

(1124 votes)
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50.47%
(1103 votes)
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49.53%
2227 votes

The Town of Brookhaven is in the process of doing it and it will generate over $2M per year of new revenue. Why not do the same thing in Nassau?

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/long-island-now-1.1732330/brook...

Install "Digesters"

(846 votes)
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40.63%
(1236 votes)
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59.37%
2082 votes

Take organic waste that is collected with general municipal waste, and include it in "digesters" to create methane to generate electricity.

Set all Nassau County Government workstations to sleep mode after 6pm if they are not in use

(837 votes)
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43.66%
(1080 votes)
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56.34%
1917 votes

Would save Nassau County several hundred thousand per year in energy costs. No reason to leave computers and peripheral equipment on all night when not in use. AMH

Institute a Nassau County Network Power Consumption Policy

(816 votes)
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44.37%
(1023 votes)
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55.63%
1839 votes

Putting workstations into sleep mode will dramatically cut down on electricity use. Nassau BOCES did this and saved $60,000 annually. Nassau's savings should be a substantial multiple of that.

Open all faucets to a slow drip in homes and businesses without power

(644 votes)
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42.06%
(887 votes)
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57.94%
1531 votes

It is frost season and the pipes may burst.

Mandatory Generators

(799 votes)
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44.96%
(978 votes)
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55.04%
1777 votes

Why not mandate that all gas stations have emergency generators. It a simple solution which would prevent future nightmares.

Update LIPA

(732 votes)
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45.27%
(885 votes)
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54.73%
1617 votes

Its time LIPA actually update its systems to teh 21 Century. All power line in non flood areas should be under ground and all power lines in flood areas should be above ground but all trees should be banned in their vacinity.