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Law Allows New Yorkers to Sell More Green Power to Utilities

Article: Law Allows New Yorkers to Sell More Green Power to Utilities

ALBANY, New York, June 19, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson today announced an agreement with the Legislature on energy legislation that will authorize increased development of renewable energy with a process called net metering. Net metering allows electricity customers with qualified renewable energy systems to sell excess electricity back to their local…

New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

Article: New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

ALBANY, New York, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – New York’s First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Thursday unveiled the first installation of solar panels at the Governor’s Mansion, a step toward reducing the mansion’s energy consumption and pollution. The first solar panels were installed over the pool house, and they will produce 3.5 kilowatts of energy.…

New York Joins Great Lakes Water Resources Compact

Article: New York Joins Great Lakes Water Resources Compact

ALBANY, New York, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – New York State will join seven other Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces in a formal effort to protect and improve the water resources of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. Legislation authorizing New York’s participation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact…

Poll Finds New Yorkers Worried About Climate Change

Article: Poll Finds New Yorkers Worried About Climate Change

NEW YORK, New York, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – A large majority of New York City residents are convinced that global warming is happening now and leaders should do more to address the threat, according to the results of the first survey of New Yorkers’ opinions about climate change. The survey shows that, in line…

Rochester Chosen for New York Pollution Prevention Institute

Article: Rochester Chosen for New York Pollution Prevention Institute

ALBANY, New York, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Rochester Institute of Technology has been selected to host the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, a new research and development center that will design and test green manufacturing methods and provide technical support to businesses for pollution reduction measures that will help make them more…

New York State Reaches for Green Power, Green Jobs

Article: New York State Reaches for Green Power, Green Jobs

ALBANY, New York, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – Increasing the renewable energy supply across New York to meet 25 percent of the state’s electricity demand by 2013 – and fully funding the Renewable Portfolio Standard to make it happen – is just one of many recommendations offered Monday by a renewable energy task force chaired…

Flood Safety Summit Planned for New York State

Article: Flood Safety Summit Planned for New York State

ALBANY, New York, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – New York state officials are going to try to safeguard residents against the devastating flooding that has occurred in the state over the last three years, threatening residents’ safety and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. State and local officials will strategize at a flood…

New York Sets Guidelines for Wind Turbine Harm to Birds, Bats

Article: New York Sets Guidelines for Wind Turbine Harm to Birds, Bats

ALBANY, New York, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – Guidelines meant to facilitate wind power development across New York state while minimizing the potential impacts to birds and bats were proposed Thursday by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC. Currently, six wind farms are operating with a rated capacity of 423 megawatts from…

New York Capital Region Cities Funded to Restore Riverfronts

Article: New York Capital Region Cities Funded to Restore Riverfronts

ALBANY, New York, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – The state of New York’s Restore NY grant program has awarded millions to Capital Region cities to support the redevelopment of waterfront areas and decaying urban blocks. The city of Troy will receive $2.5 million to demolish City Hall and begin work on the north waterfront area…

State Brownfields Practices Challenged in New York

Article: State Brownfields Practices Challenged in New York

ALBANY, New York, December 31, 2007 (ENS) – Four environmental groups seeking stronger cleanup standards for brownfield properties are suing the state of New York. Their lawsuit challenges the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program that is intended to encourage the cleanup and redevelopment of the thousands of boarded-up gas stations, decaying factories and other abandoned brownfield…