Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

Quite a few lawmakers are on board to reduce NY plastic packaging by half

A bill to cut the use of plastic packaging in half has support from New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ administration and a majority of the state Senate.

Energy & Environment

Landfill case advances to appellate court, testing Green Amendment

Residents in Monroe County argue that their right to clean air and water is not being fulfilled.

Energy & Environment

After years of pushing, the Clean Slate Act becomes law

Business leaders, union organizers and law enforcement all attended the bill signing in Brooklyn.

Energy & Environment

Opinion: New York must require companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions

California just passed the most sweeping environmental accountability bill to date. New York should be next.

Energy & Environment

Mayor Eric Adams insists the city is prepared for this weekend’s storm

With the city’s response and preparation to recent weather events under investigation, the mayor is taking no chances in preparing the public for this weekend’s rain.

Energy & Environment

So… what ever happened to setting up safer basement apartments in New York?

Legislation to legalize and regulate underground dwellings stalled in the Legislature during session.

Energy & Environment

Eric Adams on defense again as extreme weather hits

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Adams issued states of emergency late Friday morning, following heavy flash flooding and transit disruptions in parts of the city.

Interviews & Profiles

Community organizing takes the lead: An interview with Theodore Moore

City & State catches up with the new executive director of the Alliance for a Greater New York, best known as ALIGN.

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Brooklyn Army Terminal will host climate innovation pilot program

New York City Economic Development Corp. CEO Andrew Kimball announced the program’s launch at an economic and workforce development summit hosted by City & State.


Opinion: Here’s how we ‘saved the Hudson’

The successful effort to ban nuclear waste discharges from Indian Point holds lessons – and warnings – for the entire state.


Amid heat wave, at least one shelter for asylum-seekers lacks air conditioning

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said the city limits the age of residents of a Harlem shelter that doesn’t have air conditioning.

Energy & Environment

Opinion: Employ vulnerable communities to build New York’s clean energy transition

In order to right deep-rooted environmental inequities, the state’s clean energy transition should provide communities of color with access to quality job opportunities in the new green economy.

Energy & Environment

New York’s green revolution is almost here

With rising costs and an aging electrical grid, can the state hit its ambitious climate goals by 2030?

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.