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Cuomo Unveils Environmental Agenda in State of the State Address

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In his State of the State Address this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a range of new proposals aimed at deepening the state’s commitment to renewable energy and pollution-reduction programs. Here is a brief summary: RGGI: Cuomo will … Continue reading

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Amid a Spate of Nuclear Plant Closings, State Officials Mull Economic, Environmental Impacts

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By Rona Cohen Nuclear power has long been a mainstay of the Northeast’s energy mix, but a wave of planned retirements has fueled a debate about the fate of aging reactors, and their value to the region’s economy as states … Continue reading

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Arctic Report Card 2016: Persistent Warming Triggering Profound Changes

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Persistent, rapid warming in the Arctic is producing unprecedented changes in the region’s ecosystem and wildlife, a phenomenon that has broad ramifications for the global environment and economy, an international team of scientists warn in the Arctic Report Card 2016, … 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

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CSG/ERC Seminar at Penn Addresses Carbon Policies, Sustainable Water Infrastructure and Renewables

On May 6, CSG/ERC brought together legislators from around the Northeast and eastern Canada to discuss policies to reduce carbon emissions, expand access to renewable energy and electric vehicles and promote sustainable practices for managing urban water resources. The meeting … Continue reading

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Energy Sector Faces Significant Risk from Climate Change, Federal Report Says

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Climate change is already affecting the U.S. energy sector, and the more frequent and extreme storms that are projected for the coming years could pose profound risks to the nation’s aging energy infrastructure, says a new report from the U.S. … Continue reading

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New York Energy Reforms Would Bar Utilities from Owning Local Power

As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s effort to modernize the way electricity is produced and dispensed throughout New York state, regulators have released a new order that calls for greater integration of solar, wind and other distributed energy resources into the grid, while mostly barring utilities from owning those forms of power. The order is intended to achieve a mix of ambitious climate, technology and market-related policy goals. Continue reading