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New York Green Bank Open for Business, Deals in the Works

April 9, 2014 by Jared Anderson

New York Green Bank

No you can’t deposit your money in a bank powered solely by wind and solar (well, maybe you can) but that’s not what the New York Green Bank is about. This bank manages a pool of state money to help finance private sector renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other projects.[read more]

New York Plans $40M in Prizes for Storm-Resilient Microgrids

January 12, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo has put $40 million in prize money behind his push to bolster the state’s post-Hurricane Sandy storm resilience with community microgrids. Will that be enough to overcome barriers that have challenged efforts to create microgrids in the Empire State?[read more]

$1.7 Billion Investment Towards Buffalo Energy Facilities A 'Game-Changer'

November 30, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Buffalo and Energy Jobs

Two new manufacturing tenants in the heart of South Buffalo could bring energy jobs to New York. On November 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared the momentous news of the state’s successful effort to draw a pair of high-tech giants to Buffalo’s waterfront.[read more]

Critique of the 100 Percent Renewable Energy for New York Plan

November 17, 2013 by Edward Dodge
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Renewables and New York

I feel compelled to respond to a paper that is widely referenced by anti-hydrofracking activists as proof that New York can move beyond fossil fuels and power up to 100% of its energy needs with clean energy resources like renewables.[read more]

Fission Fast! New Slogan for Nuclear Energy Revolution

February 27, 2013 by Rod Adams

Just as our industrial development was finding more and more ways to use energy to improve human health and prosperity, we found an fuel that contained two million times as much energy per unit mass as the hydrocarbons that had been powering that development.[read more]

San Francisco Nabs ‘Cleantech Capital’ Title

April 2, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Along with being a popular destination for tourists, the city of San Francisco is also a magnet for the cleantech industry—the most powerful one on the continent, according to Cleantech Group.  The company, which does industry research, analysis and events around the world, just named San Francisco the Cleantech Capital of North...[read more]

Is the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Unsafe?

March 5, 2012 by Patrick Lydon

Thirty-five miles up the Hudson River outside of New York City sits the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility. The two active nuclear reactors here were built in the 1970s and currently provide about 13% of the power used in New York City, with the remainder of the 2,000 megawatts generated here being used elsewhere in the state.The state...[read more]

Tidal Energy: the Next Wave in Alternative Energy

February 13, 2012 by Antonio Pasolini

 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its first pilot project license for a tidal energy project located in New York City’s East River. The project is owned by Verdant Power and is known as the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project. The project’s capacity is 1,050-kilowatts and uses the East River’s...[read more]

Solar is Ready for Prime Time in New York

January 26, 2012 by NRDC Switchboard

What's the wait?  New York needs to take the next step to invest in solar. Policies such as the New York State renewable portfolio standard (RPS) have done a lot to bring new renewables like wind and biomass into the state's clean energy economy, but they have fallen short in valuing localized economic, jobs and air quality...[read more]

NY, Cuomo Pushing Hard for New Solar Incentives

January 23, 2012 by Chip Gaul

 The Empire State continues to step up as an emerging national leader in supporting residential solar, as Governor Cuomo's recent budget plan includes new provisions that will open more opportunities for homeowners to install panels on their roof. The provisions are just the latest proposed measure to expand access to PV...[read more]

NIMBYism NY Edition, or Risky Energy Near Major Cities

October 27, 2011 by Gernot Wagner
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Forty miles north of New York City is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. I don’t care what you think of nuclear power, having an aging plant within forty miles of 20 million people isn’t the outcome of any rational policy decision. Still, Indian Point’s impact so far pales in comparison with another genius planning move. Jersey City,...[read more]

Entergy to Refuel Vermont Yankee

July 27, 2011 by Dan Yurman
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The utility places a $100 million bet despite a hostile political environment The future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor got a bit brighter this week as its owner and operator the Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) announced its board of directors had approved the fabrication of fuel and the refueling of the Vermont Yankee reactor in October...[read more]

Mayor Bloomberg Draws The Line Against Closing Indian Point

July 18, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Governor Andrew Cuomo won't give up on his obsessive quest An unstoppable force has crashed into an immovable barrier in New York. Mayor Michael  Bloomberg (right) in late June went public with blistering criticism that rivals the city's summer heat that can fry eggs on the sidewalk. He told anyone in the news media who cared to...[read more]

If Indian Point Nuclear Closes, Natural Gas Suppliers Profit

July 15, 2011 by Rod Adams
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Matt Wald of the New York Times has finally figured out why there is such a strong push from well connected political types to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station. Unfortunately, he and his editor have chosen to put that answer at the very bottom of his recent article titled If Indian Point Closes, Plenty of Challenges.When the...[read more]

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Lighting, Sensors and Lumens, Oh My

June 7, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson
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From poor lighting in the Hilton's Trianon Room to the endless parade of LED products on display in the Exhibit Hall lighting was the word at Con Ed's Energy Efficiency Summit in New York on Wednesday. Mike Jackson, director of sales with VC-backed Digital Lumens, even brought along a prop for his presentation in the Pitch Stop, Con...[read more]