In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which aims to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions through a rollout of clean energy infrastructure, in 2018. The Long Island Power Authority’s board voted in May 2020 to authorize community choice aggregation, allowing municipalities to decide how they electricity it procures is derived.
By Beth Young
The Riverhead Town Board, which is considering a 12-month moratorium on considering solar farm applications after two major projects were proposed in the past year, heard concerns from several residents about the impact the installations…
By Lisa Finn
The Amagansett municipal lot is also a location where the town has installed electric car charging stations that are open to the public.
By Dave Kovaleski
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), along with lawmakers, environmental and labor leaders, are calling on the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to designate final Wind Energy Areas in the New York Bight and hold new…
By Priscila Korb Photo by Kaitlyn O’Toole
Long Islanders have been working to combat climate change, which has been affecting marine and wildlife in the area.
By Denise M. Bonilla Photo by Debbie Egan-Chin
The $5.8 million agreement with Johnson Controls will result in upgrades such as LED lighting and solar panels to more than a dozen village facilities and properties. The global company, which has an office in…
Nancy Goroff, a Stony Brook scientist, was declared the winner of the NY-1 Democratic primary last week, edging out opponent Perry Gershon by 630 votes. “I am honored to have earned the support of thousands…
National Grid’s plans are ‘onerously expensive and environmentally detrimental:’ NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
By Shant Shahrigian Photo by Bebeto Matthews
The government should consider launching a publicly-run energy utility if National Grid can’t help the city and state meet their clean-energy goals, says City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of $2.5 Million Competition Seeking Israeli Companies to Collaborate on New Clean Energy Technologies
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York Power Authority-Israel Smart Energy Challenge, a $2.5 million competition to attract Israeli companies with expertise in energy efficiency and clean energy generation to…
By Somini Sengupta and Shola Lawal Photo by Andrew Seng
A maritime people who once spanned a large swath of the eastern Long Island shore, the Shinnecock Indians have been hemmed into a 1.5-square-mile patch of land on the edge of a brackish bay. Now,…
By Gary Toth
New York State has been a national leader in setting aggressive clean energy goals. It’s recently enacted the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, or CLCPA, mandating the achievement of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by…
By Robert Walton
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, has proposed a new Office of Renewable Energy Permitting that would “improve and streamline the process” for permitting large-scale renewable energy projects across the state.
By Nichola Groom
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued a suite of orders that will require subsidized energy storage and renewable power resource providers to meet a price floor in New York state’s capacity market, making…
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Federal regulators are set to make a decision on New York’s power market that could disrupt the state’s plans to reach its climate goals. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a meeting for…
By Stacey Sager
A growing climate problem is creating a struggle for survival for endangered sea turtles on Long Island. It’s hard not to get too attached to the little turtles, especially after saving their lives.
By Edward B. Colby Photo by Edward B. Colby
Much of the conversation around climate change focuses on the future — but you might be surprised to learn what’s happened already. Here’s a look at changes we’ve seen on and around Long Island, New…
By Gus Saltonstall Photo Olivia Booth
The advocacy group Center for Climate Integrity predicts that Massapequa will have to spend $49.2 million on seawalls by 2040.
By Alex Costello
Long Island is going to be facing many more days of extreme heat by midcentury, according to a new report released last week.
By David M. Schwartz Photo by Shelby Knowles
Bobbing on a boat above the Great Gun Shellfish Co. farm in Moriches Bay, owner Paul McCormick tucked a slice of freshly harvested sugar kelp under a just-shucked oyster and slurped in the combo.
By Joan Gralla Photo by Howard Schnapp
Long Island high schoolers alarmed by the rapidity and destructiveness of climate change joined mothers and other activists in Mineola on Friday, one of the numerous Youth Climate Strikes taking place around the country and…
By Dr. C. J. Abraham
Babylon is installing LED lights in all 13,250 of its streetlamps, reflecting a shift across Long Island for energy-efficient lighting. The additional advantage of LEDs in Babylon resulted in making the town safer. The projected…
Nation-leading Program Sends Powerful Message To Launch Offshore Wind Industry.
On Monday, December 9th, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) and Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) hosted an educational forum on coastal resiliency strategies.
An in-depth evaluation of 19 municipalities and solar policies on Long Island.
Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Amendment to Accelerate Renewable Energy Projects and Drive Economic Growth as Part of Nation-Leading Climate Agenda
Legislation to Create Office of Renewable Energy Permitting Office Will Streamline Process for Environmentally Responsible and Cost-Effective Siting of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects Across the State Legislation to Speed Up Progress Towards the State Mandate…
This dashboard provides regularly updated information on the number and amount of remaining grants in each region by community size. Select your region to view the grants available for your community. Grants are available to…
On August 3, 2016, Governor Cuomo announced the launch of the Clean Energy Communities program, a $16-million initiative to help local governments across the state reduce energy consumption and drive clean energy use in their…
The local case for offshore wind energy.