October 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Marine energy company Verdant Power has plopped three tidal power turbines into New York City's East River on one array. This is called the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project, and it is indeed the first US-licensed tidal power project
October 17th, 2020 | by NRDC
The Public Service Commission has issued an important order which sets out a roadmap for achieving the state’s ambitious goal of obtaining 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. A press release summarizing the order is available here
October 10th, 2020 | by NRDC
To achieve New York’s ambitious climate and clean energy goals outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), New York needs to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector — the largest source of emissions in the state
October 7th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
The Maid of the Mist, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York Power Authority, and ABB announced today that the Maid of the Mist, the iconic boat tour that has navigated the waters below Niagara Falls since 1846, has launched the first two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels
September 30th, 2020 | by Press Release
Thruway Authority and New York Power Authority to Install Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers at 9 Thruway-Owned Commuter Lots Spanning from Ulster to Erie Counties
September 21st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
A climate clock showing the number of years before global heating hits 1.5 degrees Celsius is now on display in Union Square in New York City.
September 21st, 2020 | by Tina Casey
A new community solar program in New York State flips the script on affordable PV with universal 10% discount
September 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
If you live in the utility districts of Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Orange & Rockland, you've got a cool new offering. Those utilities have partnered with Uplight and Enel X to get more smart EV chargers into people's homes and help them charge on 100% green, clean, renewable energy
July 22nd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The State of New York has issued the largest renewable energy tender in the history of the United States -- 4 GW of offshore and land-based electricity.
July 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
There is a new plan in New York City that centers around buses. The city will be providing 20 miles of bus lanes and car-free busways. Mayor de Blasio said that implementation of the plan across the city is already starting. He will also make the successful 14th Street busway permanent. Originally, the plan was for 60 miles of bus lanes and busways, but this is a start
June 7th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The world needs more renewable energy. But where it gets built must not place added burdens on underserved communities.
April 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
New York legalized electric bikes and electric scooters statewide in its fiscal year budget agreement for 2020. The language of the agreement authorizes pedal-assist bikes, throttle-powered bikes, and electric scooters for use on its streets
April 1st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Three large coal generating stations -- 2 in the UK and 1 in the US -- are closing soon as coal power continues to shrink around the world.
March 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Inspired by Elon Musk and others who are trying to help during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Tesla owners in New York are raising funds to buy donuts and coffee to bring (safely, of course) to Tesla employees making ventilators. Tesla's Gigafactory in New York is producing ventilators to help save lives and Elon Musk will be giving them away to hospitals in need
March 29th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk has shipped 255 ventilators to New York City and promises to make more soon at Tesla Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo
March 27th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has confirmed NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) data that shows a rapid, dramatic reduction in air pollution over those areas most affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns
March 23rd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The State of New York has $24 million in funds available from the Volkswagen settlement and will use them to retire older polluting buses and replace them with electric buses.