Environment and Energy

Union Know-How Helping NYCHA Go Green

April 14, 2015
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY  – The largest energy savings program for any public housing authority in the country will begin in New York City. Through a series of competitive Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), over $100 million in work will occur across 300 NYCHA developments. 

NYSNA Chief Blasts Labor's 'Insane Position' On Climate Change

March 19, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez.

New York, NY - The head of New York’s largest union for registered nurses is criticizing segments of the labor movement this week for what looks like an “insane” position on climate change.

Half Billion NYS Clean Water Funds Diverted

November 24, 2014
By Peter Iwanowicz

Albany, NY - It is shameful that as communities across the state struggle to find the funding to repair crumbling sewage systems and drinking water supplies, we learn that the Cuomo Administration was working in secret for more than a year to divert more than a half a billion dollars from clean water funds to pay for a new bridge.

Denmark Energy Companies Considering LI Investment

November 13, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Long Island, NY - A delegation of 19 leading Danish offshore wind companies are visiting Long Island this month to explore the potential of investing in the growing American offshore wind market.

Rover Pipeline Providing Jobs and Energy to Midwest

November 11, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Lansing, Michigan - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announcement setting public hearings for the 800-mile Rover natural gas pipeline. Many believe this could be an essential source of  future energy for Michigan and surrounding states. The project will generate thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. particularly in Michigan.

Offshore Wind Power on Long Island Considered

November 10, 2014
By Neal Tepel

If implemented by Governor Cuomo and LIPA, the Deepwater ONE project would be the nation’s first 1,000 megawatt offshore wind farm. This innovative approach to providing electricity would produce enough electricity to power 150,000 LI homes and meet peak power demand without burning more fossil fuels. The project would create thousands of jobs and pioneer an industry.

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