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Newsday Article - We need natural gas to power our lives

Recent energy system failures in California and Texas highlight the vulnerability of New York’s electrical system. As New York plans its transition to renewable energy, it exposes the state to similar outages when disaster strikes.

Moving New York to an all-electric economy ignores significant supply issues for rare-earth metals needed for renewables and the global political consequences of a U.S. shift from fossil fuels.

Renewable energy systems rely upon battery technology to store power, particularly given the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy. China now processes approximately 80% of rare-earth metals, and the U.S. is reliant upon Chinese supply. Rare-earth metals, such as lithium, cobalt and neodymium, are critical for the manufacture of cellphones, solar panels and wind turbines.

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Mar 26, 2021

PHCC National Retirement Plan Program

PHCC Members: Find the 401K plan that works for your employees!

Certified Financial Services
and
Lincoln Financial Group
will provide informational sessions on Wed., April 7. Register now - https://conta.cc/3tQo22D

Mar 25, 2021

Tell Albany to Protect Consumer Energy Choice

The natural gas moratorium that occurred in 2019 in downstate New York was not an isolated incident but merely a footnote in the prolonged effort to eliminate natural gas as an energy source. This effort is part of a broader vision by environmentalists to shift the energy grid to 100% electricity powered by a combination of windmills, solar farms, renewable energy and nuclear power. The goal is to achieve a carbon-free energy grid by 2035, and zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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PHCC National - A Commitment to Professionalism: Stronger Than Ever

Challenging times in 2020 only reinforced the need in plumbing and HVACR industry to come together and maintain high standards. Drawing on our 138-year history, PHCC protected our members and their employees, families and communities – even through a global pandemic – by supplying relevant resources, sharing best practices among our members, advocating to secure business-friendly legislation and regulation, pledging to train new workers, and providing the best education in the industry.

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Mar 4, 2021
National+Grid

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President's Message

January 2020

I am looking forward to my second year as your PHCC of Long Island President, and continuing to work with our dedicated and hard-working, Executive Committee which include: Vice President - John Bifolco, 2nd Vice President - Nick Hartcorn, Treasurer - Ron Doughty, Secretary - Thomas Blacharski, Executive Director - John DeLillo, Deputy Director - Allison Wieland, Counsel - Patrick J. Sullivan and Past President - Joseph Cornetta.

Over the last year, meeting attendance has been at a high, and numbers keep increasing on a steady incline. It’s exciting, as President, to constantly see new faces at the meetings and events we host. As an organization, we strive to consistently provide our members with innovative ideas and seminars to better educate themselves. It is a major focus for this association. The more educated and aware our association becomes, the better off we are! We are always promoting the association and looking to expand our network with new members who are looking to gain knowledge that will help them run their business and grow their network circle.

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