New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Gives Annual State Of State Address

New York Governor Cuomo yesterday announced awards totaling $4.3 million to 17 businesses that are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation while increasing energy efficiency. “Transportation is responsible for three-fourths of the State’s fossil fuel use and 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1996, NYSERDA has provided $93 million to 246 businesses performing… Keep reading →

Japan Commemorates First Anniversary Of Earthquake And Tsunami

The Japanese government has softened its anti-nuclear power strategy, which could open the way to existing reactor restarts and possibly even new plant construction. The post-Fukushima shutdown of the country’s nuclear fleet has led to increased electricity prices, eroded the trade balance and spiked fossil fuel imports, which are unsustainable conditions according to a new… Keep reading →

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing On Strategy Against The Lord's Resistance Army

Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu took over as head of the influential Senate Energy Committee yesterday, as outgoing Chairman Ron Wyden took the lead role at the Senate Finance Committee, which was vacated when Max Baucus was confirmed ambassador to China. “Landrieu confirmed that her signature bill to expand the amount of federal offshore oil-and-gas royalty… Keep reading →

Storm-Damaged Communities On East Coast Hit By Nor'Easter

NY State’s Strategic Gasoline Reserve will hold three million gallons of fuel to prevent emergency supply gaps. On October 26, 2013, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the first U.S. state-based Strategic Gasoline Reserve as part of the Fuel NY initiative to prevent potential supply gaps during weather events and emergencies, such as… Keep reading →

One World Trade Center Becomes Tallest Building In New York

NYSERDA has reached a major milestone, completing 50,000 home energy efficiency projects under the ENERGY STAR Program. On August 26, 2013, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the completion of the 50,000th project under the ENERGY STAR Home Performance Program.  The achievement marks a major milestone for the program, which was… Keep reading →

Empire State Building Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

NYSERDA has issued revenue bonds to finance loans for residential energy efficiency projects under its GJGNY Program. On August 13, 2013, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) issued $24.3 million in energy efficiency revenue bonds to finance residential energy efficiency improvement programs across the state.  The revenue bonds were issued under… Keep reading →

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New York Energy Week officially kicked off Monday night with a star-studded panel discussion and reception held at the New York Academy of Sciences’ beautiful event space on the 40th floor at 7 World Trade Center. The need for public/private partnerships when advancing energy initiatives was a common theme throughout the discussion, which was appropriate… Keep reading →

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Cleantech is one of those words that traditionalists love to hate, and that self-described change advocates love to drop into conversation. Neither is entirely certain what it means, which is both the challenge and the promise of a sector that is just emerging into public consciousness and yet is rooted in long-standing practices of efficiency… Keep reading →

The sun sets along 34th Street, aligning

New York Energy Week kicks off today with the Solar Financing Market Perspectives breakfast at 8:00am (see Energy Solutions Forum’s solar policy primer here). The opening ceremony at 5:30pm features New York State Governor’s Office Chairman of Energy & Finance, Richard Kauffman; Kenneth Daly, President of National Grid New York; Francis J. Murray, Jr, President… Keep reading →

Climate Warming On The Rise As 2010 Found To Be The Hottest Year On Record

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) could be the most important state agency you’ve never heard of, and help fund. “NYSERDA’s earliest efforts focused solely on research and development with the goal of reducing the State’s petroleum consumption. Today, NYSERDA’s aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing… Keep reading →

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