The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal from developers of the proposed Constitution pipeline, who hoped to challenge New York state’s denial of a water quality certification for the natural gas project. Continue reading “US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Constitution Pipeline Appeal”
New York City has invested in some 900,000 gallons of renewable diesel — made mostly from animal fat and vegetable oil instead of petroleum. The fuel will power 1,000 diesel vehicles for the next six months, including some garbage trucks. Continue reading “Some NYC Garbage Trucks to be Powered by Renewable Diesel”
A de Blasio administration program to reduce energy consumption of city agencies has yielded millions of dollars in rebates for the city from energy providers. Continue reading “NYC Energy Reduction Program Saves Millions, Prevents Brownouts”
Seneca Nation leaders and environmentalists hailed a decision Monday by a municipal board in Pennsylvania as a victory for the Allegheny River watershed and its residents. Continue reading “Seneca Nation Celebrates after Fracking Wastewater Treatment Plant Nixed”
The Trump Administration has been notably unenthusiastic about offshore wind, proposing instead offshore drilling up and down the East Coast, including off the coast of the Tri-State Region. Continue reading “Is the Trump Administration Changing Its Tune on Wind?”
Debate continues over a proposed $1.5 billion power plant that would be built in the Meadowlands, and send its electricity to New York City. The North Bergen Liberty Generating Project would produce 1,200 megawatts and could power as many as 1.2 million households.
The plant would require connections to the nearby Transco pipeline for natural gas and the Bergen County Utilities Authority across the Hackensack River for treated wastewater to cool the facility. A 6.5-mile underground cable would go from the plant through North Bergen, Fairview, Cliffside Park and Edgewater before crossing the Hudson River to Con Edison’s 49th Street substation.
Local officials see the plant as an economic boon to Bergen County. Environmentalists see it as a step back for the state and its clean energy goals and question the need for a plant serving out-of-state interests.
Read more at NorthJersey.com.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is requesting that some of the nation’s largest companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address financial risks associated with climate change. Continue reading “DiNapoli Urges 10 Companies to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions”
Included in New York’s recently approved 2018 budget is $24 million for The New York State Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program. Continue reading “State Allocates $24 Million to Offset Tax Impacts of Indian Point Closure”
Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that up to $15 million is available for projects that will help New York improve the resiliency, efficiency and overall performance of its electric grid to save on energy and costs to combat climate change. Continue reading “NYS Allocates $15 Million to Modernize Electric Grid”
Fifth Avenue Committee, Brooklyn SolarWorks, and Gowanus Grid & Electric, LLC are exploring plans to bring solar power to New York’s privately-owned low- and moderate-income housing stock. Continue reading “Bringing Solar Power to NYC’s Affordable Housing”