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U.S. to Withdraw from Paris Agreement, but Many CSG/ERC States Committed to Carbon Reductions

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President Trump today announced that the United States will exit the historic Paris Agreement, whose 195 signatories agreed to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. Only two other nations in the world are not party … Continue reading

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Report Finds Efficiency Could Replace Power from Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York

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Last month, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a deal to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant by 2021, some experts questioned whether the plant’s output could be replaced without relying on large quantities of natural gas. Indian … Continue reading

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

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The Indian Point Nuclear Plant will close in four years, more than a decade ahead of schedule, a deal that “eliminates a major risk” to the safety of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State … Continue reading

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Benefits of State Clean Energy Mandates Outweigh Costs, Federal Report Finds

The costs associated with implementing state renewable-energy standards between now and mid-century will be far outweighed by the benefits to public health and the environment, a new federal report finds. The report was released jointly by the Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading

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First-in-the-Nation Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online in Rhode Island

By Rona Cohen Last week, America’s first offshore wind farm, a 30-megawatt project situated off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, began to deliver electricity into the New England Power grid. Proponents of the industry hope the pilot will … Continue reading

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In New York’s Fast-Growing Solar Market, A Focus on Assessing “Value”

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By Rona Cohen As New York proceeds with its energy-system overhaul, solar power is booming, and regulators and industry sources say that finding a way to accurately value solar’s contribution to the grid will be key to sustaining that growth. … Continue reading

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Large-Scale Building Retrofits Seen as Key to Meeting New York Climate Targets

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By Rona Cohen As New York State forges policies to achieve its ambitious clean energy and climate goals, its buildings could be in line for a major efficiency upgrade. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pledged to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 40 percent … Continue reading