SHARE is the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy
SHARE seeks to convert the Capitol complex (Capitol, Empire State Plaza, and other nearby state facilities) to 100 percent renewable energy. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas and other emissions, locally and as a shining example of what needs to be done throughout the state, this transition will finally address a major environmental injustice in Albany's Sheridan Hollow neighborhood.
For over a hundred years, the neighborhood has been burdened by pollution from facilities on Sheridan Avenue that have burned coal, oil, gas, and even garbage to pump steam through a tunnel to heat and cool the Capitol complex. With initial and ongoing participation by Albany UU members, SHARE was organized in 2017 after the state announced a plan that would have increased pollution in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood even further, by adding two massive gas turbines to produce both heat and electric power for the Capitol complex.