About

Email us at: Contact@SaneEnergyProject.org

Our goal at Sane Energy Project is two-fold: to fight fossil fuel and nuclear infrastructure, and encourage renewable infrastructure. 

We oppose the development, transport and export of shale gas and tar sands oil, mountaintop removal for coal, and all forms of extreme extraction.
We support a rapid switch to renewable energy and the goal of zero fossil fuel dependence by 2030, as outlined by the 2009 Stanford University study.

Sane Energy Project is a completely grassroots group, formed in January of 2011 to oppose The Spectra Pipeline, the first of several high-pressure, large diameter shale gas pipelines slated to enter New York City. We are allied with many activist groups in New York City and statewide, battling fracking and shale gas development. Since our founding, our growing cadre of volunteers has tirelessly worked to get the word out about these dangers–leafletting, gathering petition signatures, meeting with community groups and elected officials.

Sane Energy Project created the very first Citizen Radon Test Program, to measure baseline readings of kitchen radon in NYC, and has been working with legislators to institute a law that would require the monitoring and mitigation of radon in shale gas supplied to consumers via public utilities. To promote radon awareness, we also co-founded Citizen Radon Watch, a group doing outreach about radon to electeds.

To promote our city’s conversion to renewables, Sane Energy Project has created a series of panel discussions and screenings, including the ReNEW New York series, Sane Energy Solutions, and the Inspirations film series. Topics have ranged from solar and wind power, Passive House construction and electric cars, boiler conversions and biodiesel.

Sane Energy Project also has a program to meet with co-op and condo owners to explain sustainable options for boiler conversions. If your building is considering a switch to a gas boiler, please email us at contact@saneenergyproject.org.

Thank you for supporting our efforts.

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