A look at the stacks of the Port Jefferson Generating Station across Port Jefferson Harbor from behind the remains of a crumbling seawall in McAllister County Park. In August 2016, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) mandated that 50 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, by 2030. As a result the use of the Port Jefferson Powering Station was greatly reduced. Currently the plant, which was built in the 1950s, is only used about 11 percent of the time. A study from LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) suggested that number could be as low as six percent by 2030 if trends regarding the efficiency and availability of renewable sources of energy continue.
McAllister County Park, Port Jefferson, Long Island
Photo by @thenicebrice