Energy & Environment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers remarks on the 'Green New Deal' resolution during a press conference on Capitol Hill in February.
Both would achieve 100% clean energy, while one has a better chance of advancing.
The Battery Park Underpass, two days after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Some of NYC’s biggest new developments are on the water. With flood risks rising, they could end up in the water.
Battery Park City.
Along New York City’s coastlines, and further inland, fortifications are being built to prevent damage from rising sea levels.
nyc waterfront
The city and state are planning for sea level rise, but it may be even worse than they’ve anticipated.
How can New York benefit from the Green New Deal?
Although the resolution’s sponsor represents New York City, it doesn’t emphasize urbanism – yet.
The drinking water supply for offices of the New York City Department of Sanitation doesn’t even have a roof – just a tattered tarp.
The City Council is poised to vote on bills addressing contamination, lax oversight.
Trashcan with sign "Keep New York Clean" on a street of Manhattan.
Addressing water quality, offshore drilling – and plastic bags.
Currently, New York only uses 3 percent wind energy.
The Climate and Community Protection Act could transform New York’s energy market.
After neglect was exposed, seven reform bills are being debated.
Is New York on pace to generate half its electricity from renewables by 2030?