Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

State Legislature got a lot done on energy and the environment

From gas stoves to public renewables, several major bills passed during this year’s session.

Interviews & Profiles

Beginning to implement Build Public Renewables

A Q&A with New York Power Authority acting President and CEO Justin Driscoll on the new law and his lack of a confirmation vote.

Interviews & Profiles

Preparing the next generation electrical grid

A Q&A with NYSERDA’s Doreen Harris on overcoming the challenges with New York’s clean energy transition.

Interviews & Profiles

State prepares to hit emissions reduction targets

A Q&A with state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on helping disadvantaged communities and more.

Interviews & Profiles

Leading the drive to create a next-generation electrical grid

A Q&A with Con Edison Chair, President and CEO Tim Cawley on recently completed projects by the utility.

Interviews & Profiles

New York City faces climate risks like air quality and flooding

A Q&A with New York City Chief Climate Officer Rohit Aggarwala on how the city is preparing to handle a variety of challenges.

Interviews & Profiles

Legislating sustainability now and in the future

A Q&A with state Sen. Kevin Parker on how he’d like to see clean energy projects move forward.

Interviews & Profiles

Making the governor’s climate vision a reality

A Q&A with John O’Leary on how he implements Gov. Kathy Hochul’s agenda to grow the state’s clean energy sector.

Interviews & Profiles

New York City crafts regulations to lower emissions

A Q&A with Laura Popa of the Department of Buildings on implementing the rules around Local Law 97.


City Council members, public advocate allege missteps in city’s response to air quality crisis

New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said the city did everything it should have to respond to “unprecedented” hazardous air quality last month.

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Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: New York City trees need the City Council’s protection

I’ve watched the number of trees on a portion of West 58th Street dwindle down to one survivor.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Poor air quality just added to the problems homeless people face in New York City

People living on the street were among the most vulnerable to the wildfire smoke that blanketed the city.


Driscoll down, but not out

The state Senate won’t give Hochul’s NYPA CEO nominee a vote, but he’ll stay on in an interim capacity


Homeless persons among most vulnerable as air quality remains unhealthy

As many New Yorkers remain on city streets exposed to potential health risks, advocates and city outreach teams have fanned out across the city, administering aid and encouraging people to come indoors.

Heard Around Town

Liberty, Yankees games nixed and NYC libraries close early due to wildfire haze

New Yorkers were encouraged to stay home and stay inside to protect themselves from air pollution.