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Bills in blue states target the fossil fuel industry for climate damage

Analysis by Maxine Joselow Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Democratic lawmakers in two of the nation's most populous states are pushing legislation to punish the fossil fuel industry for its apparent role in causing droughts, wildfires and other disasters exacerbated by climate change.


After championing greener building codes, local governments lose right to vote

By Alexander C. Kaufman Photo: AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES

The nonprofit consortium that oversees much of the nation’s building codes just gave the construction and gas industries more control over the process.


Accabonac Solar Farm

The Accabonac Solar Farm (ASF) in Springs is the first megawatt scale solar farm on Long Island’s South Fork.


Clean Energy Communities

Town of East Hampton is named a New York State Clean Energy Community for completing 4 high impact action items, becoming eligible for a $100,000 grant.


Energy Sustainability Committee

The Energy Sustainability Committee (ESC) was appointed in 2013 by the East Hampton Town Board to assist the Town in its participation in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities Program.


Governor Cuomo Executes the Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Agreement and Signs Historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by former Vice President Al Gore, today executed the nation’s largest offshore wind agreement and the single largest renewable energy procurement by any state in U.S. history – nearly 1,700 megawatts -with the selection of two offshore wind projects, that will create enough energy to power over 1 million homes, create more than 1,600 jobs, and result in $3.2 billion in economic activity.  Governor Cuomo also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, or CLCPA, which adopts the most ambitious and comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation in the country.


Case Studies: New York Municipalities Moving Toward Clean, Renewable Energy

By Sierra Club

This toolkit is designed to highlight just a few examples of proactive and forward-thinking New York municipal leaders utilizing existing state and federal programs to transform their communities toward a 21st century clean energy future. Each of the case studies includes a description of the programs used, the process from vision to fruition, and essential lessons learned.


The New York City Carbon Challenge

The NYC Carbon Challenge is a voluntary leadership initiative and public-private partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office and leaders in the private, institutional, and non-profit sectors who have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% or more over ten years. The Mayor’s Office provides programmatic support and resources to assist participants in their efforts to reduce GHG emissions and help the City achieve its goal of reducing citywide emissions 80% by 2050.


REV Demo Projects

REV is driving New York’s six investor-owned utilities to work with energy innovators to lower costs, test advanced technologies, and design new replicable business models through REV Demonstration Projects (REV Demo Projects).


How D.C. Made Fossil Free History

Last month,  Washington D.C. passed one of the most ambitious pieces of climate legislation (Legislation here: in U.S. history – The Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 – which requires the city to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032 and to invest millions of dollars in clean energy and sustainability projects that will benefit all D.C. residents.