Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

The food truck trend is getting a smart upgrade in posh places like the Hamptons, where a new clean energy system from is fueling beachside meals on wheels. WXY architecture + urban…

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New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved the Empire State's clean energy standard that requires 50 percent of…

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Historic St. Ann's warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

Historic St. Ann's warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

We love it when urban renovation shuns demolition in favor of creative reuse of historic buildings. St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn dates back to the 1840s. Originally a tobacco…

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The expert scoop on how to select the right air conditioner for your apartment

The expert scoop on how to select the right air conditioner for your apartment

Okay, so we're admittedly pretty late with this video but it's better late than never, right?

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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

Big businesses will have to compost food waste in the Big Apple.

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Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

NYC thunderstorm caused electricity prices to spike 1,000% on Monday This summer has been a mega scorcher, with high heat, intense humidity, and a flurry of thunderstorms all working…

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Brooklyn's largest public housing development to run on self-sustaining microgrid

Brooklyn's largest public housing development to run on self-sustaining microgrid

The Red Hook Houses District Energy System “NYCHA believes that the distributed energy component of this project has the potential to be a self-sustaining enterprise, and the…

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This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

Related: "The Fulton Center's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," says Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "The urgency of USGBC's…

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VIDEO: World's tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

VIDEO: World's tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will offer a first look inside its residential building, the first residential Passive House high rise and the tallest Passive House in the world. Passive House is the…

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Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage…

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Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups still calling for shutdown of Indian Point nuclear power plant, despite NRC assessment The Indian Point nuclear power plant has become more than just a big…

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard brought their vision for a clean energy future to New York City with the successful landing of their sun-powered, zero emissions…

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community…

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Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

“We know just how valuable the use of technology is and how important it is in our day-to-day experience — and these benches tap into that power by allowing us to measure park…

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Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York 'Energy to Lead' competition

Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York 'Energy to Lead' competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) just announced that Bard College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Broome Community College are the winners of the…

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Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Related: Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014 “Cities that lead on climate, lead on buildings,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve…

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NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one…

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating…

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Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Related: Inside the New Williamsburg Passive House by Loadingdock5 + Loadingdock5 Via Curbed NY Greenpoint Passive House Project, Loadingdock5, 152 Freeman, sustainable…

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'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

Related: + Indian Point, Hudson river, river contamination, nyc waterways, nyc pollution, Indian Point nuclear power plant, radioactive reactor groundwater, groundwater…

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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

Related: “Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,”…

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which…

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