Brooklyn Borough Releases Report on Need for More Alternative Fuel Stations
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has released “Fueling Brooklyn’s Future: Refueling Needs in a Resiliency Era,” a report with recommendations for modernizing Brooklyn’s fueling stations with sustainable fueling solutions.
Adams, who convened a hearing last November to address the fueling infrastructure challenges facing Brooklyn, discussed the imperative for the City and State to step up and prepare for technology and resiliency adaptions that the borough’s fueling sites need to make.
Key recommendations of the report include a call for Empire State Development (ESD) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to create incentives for businesses to retrofit existing stations with CNG and other alternative fuel stations.
To protect existing fueling stations from closing, Borough President Adams asked the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) to undertake a zoning text amendment to enable fueling stations in Fuel NY priority corridors to more liberally transfer development rights; to qualify, stations would have to incorporate resilient power-generating measures and alternate fuel technologies into station redesign.
“Borough President Adams has prepared a detailed analysis of his county’s preparedness as relates to the past, present, and future of providing fuel, gasoline, and alternatives for the many drivers in the area,” said Robert Sinclair, northeast manager of media relations for AAA. “The report’s recommendations should serve as a guideline for our entire region to ensure adequate fuel supplies for the growing number of vehicles on our roads.”
Borough President Adams’ report is accessible on his website.