NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

In NYC, residential buildings here are responsible for roughly three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions. The NYC Building Operator Training Program, launched this week by the…

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

Related: Via Queens Tribune NY electric charging stations, electric-vehicle charging stations, Passage of INT. 1124, Councilman Costa Constantinides, New York City…

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NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

“As part of our OneNYC plan we are implementing 2,000 electric cars and reducing emissions in our City fleet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We reached over 500 EVs after just one…

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Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

The power of the sun is out of reach for many low-income New Yorkers who might want the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy but don't own a rooftop or lack the financial…

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Twinkling cemetery would turn the deceased into a dazzling sea of lights under the Manhattan Bridge

Twinkling cemetery would turn the deceased into a dazzling sea of lights under the Manhattan Bridge

A creepy new proposal suggests transforming the undercarriage of the Manhattan Bridge into a twinkling graveyard, where human remains decompose in biomass pods and emit lights that…

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NYC launches United States' first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

NYC launches United States' first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced today a new sustainability initiative focused on film and television productions operating in the city. The “NYC Film Green” Program is…

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NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC leaders are moving forward to roll out the five-cent plastic bag fee approved by City Council in May 2016. As environmentalists applaud and store owners rush to follow instructions…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has announced. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array…

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NYC launches city's largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

NYC launches city's largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

New York’s largest urban tech space kicked off in a ceremony this week hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development…

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NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.…

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The most sustainable city in the US is...

The most sustainable city in the US is...

While overall United States cities lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts for sustainability, there is one exception as New York City performs well, even by global…

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UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Leading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process of installing a 261 kW rooftop solar project for a non-denominational church in South Brooklyn. Christian…

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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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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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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available…

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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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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be…

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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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NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NYC’s pending five-cent plastic bag was approved by the City Council last month, as well as by Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it may not actually happen. What began as an unpopular…

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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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State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC's plastic bag fee

State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC's plastic bag fee

Despite the efforts of NYC leaders to push the city in a greener direction, the state Senate has other ideas. Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat from Brooklyn who caucuses with Republicans,…

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NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

Related: NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal Via NY Daily News free reusable bags, Montefiore Square Park, reuseable bag…

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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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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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New York launches climate science data website

New York launches climate science data website

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched a new website to help communities with climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Climate Change…

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