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Rivertowns Energy Upgrades now Easier with Heat Pump Permit Fee Waivers

By Lily Carey

The Vil­lages of Tar­ry­town, Irv­ing­ton and Sleepy Hol­low have col­lab­o­rated to waive pro­ject fees for the in­stal­la­tion of eco-friendly home heat­ing sys­tems, mak­ing it far eas­ier and cheaper for home­own­ers to lower their car­bon foot­print.

03/16/22
                                                               

100 Upstate NY Groups Call on Gov. Hochul to Support Immediate Gas Ban In New Buildings Via State Budget

Today, days before One-House budgets are expected to be announced, 100 organizations from upstate New York issued letters to Governor Hochul urging her support for an immediate gas ban in new buildings via her state budget. Together, these groups represent members across the Albany, Rochester, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central Region and Western Region of the state.

03/10/22
                                                               

FROM YONKERS TO YORKTOWN, WESTCHESTER SAYS NO TO 17% CON ED RATE HIKE

By Dan Murphy

The outrage to a proposed 17% Con Edison rate hike has spread across Westchester and New York State, at the same time as residents in Yonkers are being offered a renewable energy rate from Westchester Powser that is less than Con Ed’s rate, before the increase.

02/12/22
                                                               

YONKERS ANNOUNCES 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLY PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTS

On Jan. 5, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the launch of the Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation program in Yonkers, known as Westchester Power, which will provide 50,000 Yonkers households with locally sourced 100% renewable energy using hydropower beginning March 1, 2022. Starting the second week in January, eligible Yonkers residents will receive notification letters from the program administrator, Sustainable Westchester, with details of the program, energy rates and steps on how to take action on enrollment.

01/09/22
                                                               

Westchester Power Switches to Constellation Energy

By Carol Reif

Sustainable Westchester’s energy buying machine just got a do-over.
The nonprofit had to “pause” Westchester Power – its Community Choice Aggregation program – after the contract with its supplier, Eligo Energy, ended in November.

01/08/22
                                                               

County Executive George Latimer Signs 2022 Westchester County Budget

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed the 2022 Westchester County Budget officially cutting the County Property tax levy by $7 million dollars. This is the third County property tax cut in a row for Latimer, and the largest cut in over a decade.

12/14/21
                                                               

NY Small Towns See Opportunity to Address Climate Change Locally

By Emily Scott

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — One of the major takeaways from last month’s big climate conference in Scotland is, all levels of government need to collaborate to address climate change. One small New York community is trying to do just that.

12/03/21
                                                               

The Westchester County Association Celebrates New Clean Energy Portal

By Duke Ratliff and Joe Cesarano

As one of the leading economic development and business advocacy organizations in the county, the Westchester County Association (WCA) recently partnered with the Pace University Energy and Climate Center to launch a Clean Energy Portal.

11/30/21
                                                               

Town Of Mamaroneck Declares Climate Emergency

By Jeff Edwards Photo: Jeff Edwards , Patch

On November 17, the Mamaroneck Town Board adopted a Climate Emergency Declaration, following the lead of Westchester County and the City of New Rochelle. New Rochelle and Westchester County officials adopted similar declarations earlier this year.

11/22/21
                                                               

Ida aftermath continues: Insurance policies, mitigation options sought in Scarsdale

By Todd Sliss Photo: Valerie Abrahams

After lower Westchester County residents’ properties got flooded by the unexpected record-breaking rain brought on in a short time by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on the night of Wednesday, Sept. 1, insurance agents got flooded with phone calls and emails the next day.

10/07/21