Brewster, N.Y. – (12/02/2013) – Senator Greg Ball Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be hosting a community briefing regarding sustainable energy development, specifically biomass energy, and it’s prospects for creating good paying jobs throughout New York State.

Biomass energy is an innovative and environmentally friendly technology aimed at adding “recover” to the common environmental lexicon of  “reduce, re-use, recycle.” The biomass process involves a revolutionary change in the haul and dump method. While many profess solutions to “going green” and being a piece of our environmental and energy solution, biomass is a holistic approach that limits our carbon footprint while efficiently creating, clean and sustainable energy.

Biomass allows, post sorting, for nearly 97% of our waste to be processed through a zero emission, zero energy used gasification process. Biomass effectively eliminates most of our waste while creating affordable energy. One such biomass plant can be a sustainable energy source for nearly 30,000 residential homes.

“Currently, we are paying folks to transport our waste a great distance away.  This process revolutionizes the entire waste process by creating a real value around our refuse. We continue to utilize an outdated process to dispose of garbage and waste that is harmful to the environment and not economically sound,” said Senator Greg Ball. “In my eight years in public life, I have never stumbled upon such an amazing opportunity to create jobs and clean up the environment, contemporaneously. This unique process is revolutionary and has been building for some time under the leadership of former Congresswoman Sue Kelly and others. I am organizing this meeting so we can learn how this new innovative and environmentally friendly process can benefit our area with good paying jobs, by turning our waste into energy, while protecting and preserving the environment.”

The meeting will be hosted at the Putnam Valley Town Hall on Thursday December 19th at 7PM. For more information about the meeting contact Senator Greg Ball’s Director of Operations Colin Schmitt at (845) 279-3773 or

Who: Senator Ball, Local Elected Officials, Community Partners

What: Community Briefing on Biomass Energy

When: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7 PM

Where: Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY


For more information, please contact (845) 531-9796


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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