New Study Shows How New York Could Be Powered by Sun, Water and Wind Power by 2050

New Study Shows How New York Could Be Powered by Sun, Water and Wind Power by 2050

Photo from Shutterstock Despite the current controversy about hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York, a group of scientists from Stanford believe that even a city as large…

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Mayor Bloomberg Signs Three New Green Bills That Address Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Three New Green Bills That Address Climate Change

Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t wasting any time on combating climate change and greening the Big Apple as his third term comes to a close. Recently, he signed three new critical pieces…

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Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some bold statements against the coal industry during this week's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Energy Innovation Summit, according to a…

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New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

With all the dire predictions about climate change in the news, it’s easy to start thinking that the problem is too large to even begin to untangle. But a new report released by…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for 10,000 More EV Charging Stations in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for 10,000 More EV Charging Stations in NYC

In his State of the City address yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced new plans that he explained could create “up to 10,000 parking spots for electric vehicles over the next seven…

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Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give a California run for its money by amping up New York’s solar game. In his recent State of the State address, the governor announced a plan to…

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New York Gets Additional $250 Million for Renewable Energy, Gov. Cuomo Announces

New York Gets Additional $250 Million for Renewable Energy, Gov. Cuomo Announces

Taking another step towards energy security, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Christmas Eve that an additional $250 million will be made available for renewable energy…

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"Solar Journey" Photovoltaic Array-on-Wheels Provided Power to Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy

Each night of their trip, the doctoral students drive from dusk to dawn in their electric vehicle. Once they arrive at a location, they roll out the solar panels and set them up in a…

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New York’s Helmsley Building Unveils Gorgeous LED Light Show Set to the Sound of Violins

New York’s Helmsley Building Unveils Gorgeous LED Light Show Set to the Sound of Violins

Built in 1929 by Warren & Wetmore, the Helmsley Building is owned by Monday Properties and is one of the only buildings in Manhattan that you can drive through. The spectacular new…

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Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights

Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights

Just a short time after receiving a $100 million donation from an adoring New Yorker, Central Park also underwent a new green lighting makeover. Last month, the New York City Department…

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The Charge Cycle: Free Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations Could Come To NYC

The Charge Cycle: Free Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations Could Come To NYC

The constant search for an outlet: It's the one major drawbacks of all the mobile gadgets we love so much. If you're lucky enough to live in the Big Apple, however, resuscitating your…

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Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Many volunteers, including US Army soldiers and State Police, are doing what they can to help the thousands of people affected in the Rockaway Beach, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Breezy…

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Officials Say Manhattan May See Power Restored by Tomorrow or This Weekend

Officials Say Manhattan May See Power Restored by Tomorrow or This Weekend

Dark NYC image © New York Magazine NYC officials have announced that they are hopeful that power will be restored in Manhattan by Friday or Saturday this week. Nearly half of the…

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New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

Last night Exelon Corp. declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant as a result of Hurricane Sandy's record-breaking storm surge. The alert is the…

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Occupy the Pipeline Protest Successfully Halts Spectra Construction

Occupy the Pipeline Protest Successfully Halts Spectra Construction

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered on Monday as part of a nationwide opposition to the Spectra pipeline and successfully halted construction for the day. Vigils, protests and lectures…

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Barclay Tower to Be NYC's First Intelligent Energy Storage-Powered High Rise Building

Barclay Tower to Be NYC's First Intelligent Energy Storage-Powered High Rise Building

Glenwood Management announced last week that Manhattan's Barclay Tower will become the first battery-based, intelligent energy storage high rise in NYC. The tower will feature the…

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Staten Island Children's Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Power Shade Structure

Staten Island Children's Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Power Shade Structure

The Meadow Structure at the Staten Island Children's Museum is a 2,200 square-foot tensile roof featuring Birdair’s steel cable systems and PTFE and a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

The Empire State Building's iconic lights are getting a green makeover! The famous floodlights that change hues to commemorate all of the holidays of the year will soon be powered by…

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Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate.…

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Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint kids in the SYSTEM program, a summer educational internship sponsored by the Greenpoint YMCA, (as well as NYU Wallerstein Collaborative and Exxon Mobile,) learned how to…

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PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch

PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch "Artists Against Fracking" Group

At the conference, Sean explained that New York governor Andrew Cuomo has the choice to decide whether to allow shale gas drilling and hydrofracking in New York State.…

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Proposed Long Island Wind Farm Could Supply 350,000 kWh of Electricity to NY

Proposed Long Island Wind Farm Could Supply 350,000 kWh of Electricity to NY

A coalition consisting of the LIPA (Long Island Power Authority), ConEd and NYPA (New York Power Authority) is working to construct a wind farm 12 miles off the coast of Long Island…

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Spectra Pipeline Protestors Rally Against Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline on Manhattan's West Side

Spectra Pipeline Protestors Rally Against Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline on Manhattan's West Side

Protestors from Monday night's "Spectra Showdown," a demonstration against the construction of the controversial gas pipeline between New York and New Jersey, are reportedly still…

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Charge Your Cell Phone for Free at Pensa's Pop-Up Solar Charging Stations in Dumbo

Charge Your Cell Phone for Free at Pensa's Pop-Up Solar Charging Stations in Dumbo

Cellphone dead? No sweat. Head on over to Street Charge, a group of solar-powered phone charging stations in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and juice it back up for free. Implemented by Pensa, a…

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