Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

East River Park construction can continue, high court rules

The Thursday rulings by the New York Court of Appeals put an end to a long-fought war between New York City and activists who are against the project.

Energy & Environment

Governors Island opens for winter and preps to lead NYC’s climate goals

Clare Newman, president and CEO of the Governors Island Trust, discusses the island’s new year-round schedule and how it plans to do climate-focused research and education in an interview with City & State.

Politics

Lawmakers to Hochul: Expand public renewable power

Over 50 state legislators sent a letter to the governor asking she include legislation to expand NYPA’s operations in her budget.

Energy & Environment

Hochul vetoed a bill to create an office advocating for utility consumers

Gov. Kathy Hochul argues the office would be redundant because the state already protects utility consumers, but consumer advocates say otherwise.

Energy & Environment

Will New York Democrats push a progressive climate agenda this session?

The state needs to wean itself off fossil fuels, but lawmakers disagree about how – and how quickly – to do that.

Technology

Will New York pull the plug on Bitcoin mining?

The state blocked two new power plants for not aligning with new climate goals, and environmentalists hope cryptocurrency mining plants will get the boot next.

Energy & Environment

Schumer faces pressure over climate change

Advocates want to create a polluters climate fund, but a similar measure can’t even pass in New York.

Energy & Environment

Which state lawmakers ranked the best on the environment?

A nonpartisan advocacy group graded legislators based on more than a dozen votes.

Energy & Environment

Cornell’s ag program solves farmers’ toughest problems

The leading research institution also helps with workforce development and technological issues.

Energy & Environment

Will Kathy Hochul support a carbon tax?

Getting behind an effort that fell short last session could change the climate game in New York.

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Energy & Environment

How New York can prepare for flooding

A summer of extreme weather continued this week, as Hurricane Ida blew through the state, leading to at least 9 deaths in New York City.

Opinion

How extreme heat is driving a call for policy changes in New York

It’s time to revise the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to provide a greater safety net for residents, especially low-income people of color, with little or no access to air conditioning.

New York State

The Life Sciences Power 50

The scientists, entrepreneurs and investors driving New York’s biotech boom.

Energy & Environment

New York has a long road ahead to meet its climate goals

A new report from NYPIRG lays out where the state is now, and what still needs to happen to hit its climate benchmarks.

Energy & Environment

Legislative progress on climate change divides political left

Groups like the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America say Albany Democrats are not doing enough to promote renewable energy.

Energy & Environment

Inside the chemical lobby’s unusual campaign to protect the fire retardant business

Lobbyists planted stories in local media outlets with quotes from a tenant organizer who never spoke to them.