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Orsted to buy out wind farm seabed rights from Eversource Energy

Orsted A/S, one of the world’s largest developers of offshore wind energy, announced Thursday that it had agreed to buy the interests of its partner Eversource Energy LLC for the uncontracted federal offshore wind lease area off the Rhode Island coast currently owned jointly by the two companies.
The $625 million deal will not include the wind turbine farms Orsted and Eversource operate, or plan to develop, off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Long Island.


Proposed Calverton Air Cargo Facility May Impact South Fork

By Denise Civiletti

Jet planes carrying cargo for delivery across the Long Island region may be landing on the East End for the first time, if an application now pending in Riverhead Town…


Communities take steps to overcome Long Island’s food scrap dilemma

By J.D. Allen

The Town of Riverhead partnered with nonprofits Long Island Organics Council and Green Inside and Out to launch the drop-off site in Calverton where organic waste will be converted into compost.


Urgent Long Island trash study headed up by veteran Stony Brook researcher

By J.D. Allen

The weight of the 14 million tons of waste that Long Island generates yearly might be said to rest on the shoulders of one Stony Brook University researcher.


Long Island’s First Food Scrap Drop-Off Site in Riverhead, NY

We are finally here!! Today, Thursday, May 11, the Long Island Organics Council, partnered with the Town of Riverhead, is finally launching the first food scrap drop-off site on Long Island! 🥳 Join us for an Official Town Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference!


Happy International Compost Awareness Week!

Some exciting compost-related things happening on Long Island this upcoming week, including the Launch of Long Island’s First Food Scrap Drop-Off Site on Thursday, May 11!! 🥳


ConEdison cuts fossil fuel power plants in Long Island City

By Michelle Ross

North Queens residents can now breathe cleaner air as conEdison is no longer dependent on fossil fuel-burning power plants in the area.

The utility company built a six-mile-long transmission line that runs underground, carrying renewable electricity.


With a deadline looming, Long Island towns evaluate how they collaborate on trash

By J.D. Allen

Most residents put their garbage out for collection at least once a week on Long Island. As long as it is picked up on time, their relationship with their trash ends there.


Clean Energy Transmission Line In Long Island City Completed

By Coral Murphy Marcos

A new six-mile transmission line that will bring clean energy to Long Island City and Astoria by connecting two substations in Queens was completed on Wednesday, Con Edison announced.

The transmission line connects the Corona substation to the Rainey substation, which will carry 300 megawatts, or enough electricity for 240,000 average-sized homes.


How some Long Island communities ID’d as ‘disadvantaged’ plan to combat climate change

By Tiffany Cusaac-Smith

The hamlet has areas with higher-than-average state levels of emergency department visits for asthma — a life-threatening respiratory disease that researchers have long linked to air pollution, according to the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Residents have alleged a nearby landfill that is slated for closure releases toxic emissions and odors. (Town officials say the facility is being transitioned into an energy park, powered by solar and other clean energy technologies.)