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New York's mayor has yet to appoint a director to the city's top climate agency, and has remained largely mum on the issue.
Eight months into his tenure as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio still has no one at the helm of...
Aug 6, 2014 | Read More
Republicans and Democrats, environmentalists and the business community, get behind the groundbreaking bill.
Adapting for climate change is no longer just a recommendation in New York State. It is about to...
Aug 5, 2014 | Read More
On Oct. 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York City's waterfront. The Rockaway Peninsula in...
Oct 29, 2013 | Read More
Workers installing solar panels on a roof near Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
‘No need for any type of fossil fuel,' says lead author of new report. Wind, water and sunlight could supply all New York state's power.
By 2050, New York State could run entirely on energy produced from wind, water and sunlight. That...
Mar 21, 2013 | Read More
Mass. Governor Deval Patrick signs an energy law
A major change to RGGI is expected to increase the price of carbon and send billions more into state coffers, much of that to clean energy.
When the nine states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade system, agreed last...
Feb 11, 2013 | Read More
Divyaraj Desai, a member of the battery team at the CUNY Energy Institute
The CUNY Energy Institute is launching a startup to commercialize an advanced nickel-zinc technology for renewable energy battery storage.
It's no secret that wind farms and solar plants have a reliability problem, and that a clear way to...
May 24, 2012 | Read More
Long Island, N.Y., becomes one of the first places in the U.S. to adopt the newly made-over CLEAN model to promote solar energy.
Officials in Long Island, N.Y., are rebranding a promising yet largely overlooked policy instrument...
May 14, 2012 | Read More
Opponenet of fracking
Department of Environmental Conservation will decide by end of year whether to continue a state-wide ban on hydraulic fracturing.
A four-year-old hydraulic fracturing study by New York's Department of Environmental Conservation...
Apr 19, 2012 | Read More
Map of primary aquifers and Marcellus Shale extent in NY
Amid skepticism from engineers and environmentalists, landowners and drilling company bet on LPG fracking, which uses propane instead of water.
A plan to extract shale gas and oil from 135,000 acres in Tioga County, N.Y., could break through...
Apr 16, 2012 | Read More
A GasFrac well pad in Alberta, Canada
In an interview, Robert Lestz discusses everything from the risks of using propane to why Canadian companies are more willing to try something new.
When Robert Lestz was a research engineer at Chevron in the 1990s, he began searching for a way to...
Nov 14, 2011 | Read More