Issue of the Week

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

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2830 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

(768 votes)
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40.34%
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59.66%
1904 votes

The energy savings pay for the upgrade!

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

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46.58%
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53.42%
2428 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

(971 votes)
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43.45%
(1264 votes)
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56.55%
2235 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.

(1252 votes)
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49.76%
(1264 votes)
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2516 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"

(955 votes)
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2343 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

(930 votes)
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42.88%
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57.12%
2169 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

(938 votes)
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44.48%
(1171 votes)
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55.52%
2109 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

(737 votes)
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1798 votes

It is frost season and the pipes may burst.

Mandatory Generators

(899 votes)
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44.13%
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55.87%
2037 votes

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

Update LIPA

(840 votes)
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44.8%
(1035 votes)
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55.2%
1875 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.