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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.

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 Green Bonds.  The program offer investors a way to participate in the financing of environmentally conscious projects that provide clean water and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

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 emissions  will be reduced while increasing energy efficiency. The legislative program will also encourage low-carbon transportation. Most experts agree that global climate change is a clear threat to the planet.  

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