Cuomo aims at 2014 decision on gas fracking

This could be year for fracking decision. [Albany Times Union]

A Home (for now) for Banned e-waste

VIDEO: State law will soon make it illegal to dump old electronics in landfills. A Brooklyn recycling facility braces for the coming influx. [The New York World]

Governor Cuomo’s Latest Post-Sandy Initiatives Include Focus on “Natural Infrastructure”

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a boatload of new initiatives to make New York better prepared for future storms that are certain to hit the region’s shores in the wake of our changing climate. [NRDC blog]

NY energy plan released; doesn’t include fracking

A long-awaited update to New York’s long-term state energy plan calls for expanding use of natural gas as fuel and less reliance on oil, but doesn’t include expanding in-state gas production through hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. [Utica Observer Dispatch]

State of the State: Not Much Green

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday. Although the governor outlined an agenda for the year that included important proposals on climate resiliency and clean energy, there was little mention of the environment otherwise. [Eco Politics Daily]