Environment and Energy

Wildlife Needs Family Farms to Survive
Environment and Energy

Wildlife Needs Family Farms to Survive

June 9, 2015 By John Larson Executive Director, American Farmland Trust Washington, DC – Half of the nation’s protected species use farmland for over eighty percent of their habitat. But more and more of these family farms are going extinct. And over the past few years, state funding for farmland preservation has been slashed by…

Union Know-How Helping NYCHA Go Green
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. 

Half Billion NYS Clean Water Funds Diverted
Environment and Energy

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…

Rover Pipeline Providing Jobs and Energy to Midwest
Environment and Energy

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
Environment and Energy

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…

Stringer Proposes NYC Green Bonds
Environment and Energy

Stringer Proposes NYC Green Bonds

September 30, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – In an effort to focus investment on projects that protect the environment and boost sustainability, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has introduced, “A Green Bond Program for New York City,” to make New York the first major city in the nation to offer…

Environment and Energy

NYC Council Legislation Promotes Clean Air

September 30, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – On Friday September 19, 2014 the New York City Council unveiled landmark legislation aimed at  strengthening the City’s commitment to a greener, more environmentally-friendly future.  This comprehensive legislative package will address key areas in the fight against global climate change.  It's expected that greenhouse gas…

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