New York (NYC)

The panel at "NYC's Road to Electrification" (left to right): Alejandro de la Garza, Staff Writer, TIME Magazine (Moderator); Dr. Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud, Director of E-Mobility, ConEdison; Ryan Wanttaja, First Deputy Commissioner, TLC; Kevin Miller, Senior Advisor at the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation; Frank Reig, CEO & Co-Founder, Revel.

Meeting NYC’s Electrification Goals Will Require Public/Private Partnerships, Says Panel

Like many urban areas, New York City suffers from excessive noise, traffic and pollution from passenger and commercial vehicles as they travel the city streets day and night. Under mayor Eric Adams, New York City has set aggressive timelines for full-scale electrification of passenger vehicles in order to improve air … [continued]

A flooded intersection in Flatbush, Brooklyn. By Wil540 art (CC BY-SA 4.0 license), via Wikimedia Commons.

NYC Gets Month’s Worth of Rain in Just Hours

New York City came to a standstill last week after intense rainfall caused flash flooding across much of the city. Almost 8 inches of rain fell on JFK Airport on Friday, the most rainfall in one day since record-keeping began in 1948, while CNN reports that Brooklyn got a month’s … [continued]

New York City Votes to “Skip the Stuff” In Take-Out Orders

“Billions of pounds of plastic cover 40% of our ocean surfaces and we contribute to that,” said Council Member Erik Bottcher. “That’s why I’m so proud to be a prime cosponsor of the Skip the Stuff Legislation. Thanks to Chair Velázquez for sponsoring this bill and holding this important hearing. I’m also grateful to the amazing advocates and organizations like Reusable NYC who work on this issue every single day.”