New York provides $15m for grid resiliency

The move aims to support the city’s energy storage and renewable power goals

The winds of change blow in New York State

New York State has unveiled an initiative to guide the development of 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030. Announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan aims to power up to 1.2 million homes with clean energy. He said it will responsibly and cost-effectively implement the procurement of at […]

New York gives $12m for efficient factories and homes

The State of New York is to provide $12 million (£9.1m) in funding to improve the energy efficiency of industrial and multifamily buildings. The announcement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo expands the Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) initiative launched last year to enhance efficiency in offices, hotels, universities, hospitals and shops. RTEM systems continuously monitor energy […]

NY backs low carbon heat and cooling with $10m fund

New York State’s energy department has announced $10 million (£7.8m) of funding to accelerate the adoption of energy efficient air source heat pumps (ASHPs). The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) says the technology will help reduce energy costs and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in homes and businesses across the region. ASHPs […]

New York’s green bank sees $2.7m profits

New York State’s green bank generated profits of $2.7 million (£2.1m) in the last financial year. This was achieved through investing a total of $291.6 million (£228.8m) in clean energy over the period, which has reduced emissions by up to 6.4 million tonnes, equivalent to removing 70,000 cars from the road for 20 years. New York State Governor Andrew […]

Bill Clinton opens 2.7MW US solar plant

Former US President Bill Clinton has opened a state-supported 2.7MW solar plant in the US. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and EnterSolar have announced the installation at reinsurance firm Swiss Re Americas’ headquarters will shortly enter operation. The 7,720 solar panels, installed across 10 acres of previously unused land, are expected […]

New York announces $1.5bn green investment

The State Of New York is starting a new initiative to help create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. The $1.5 billion (£1.16bn) Clean Climate Careers scheme marks the largest clean energy procurement by a state in US history, representing an additional 2.5 million MWh of electricity a year, enough to power around 350,000 homes. The move, […]

New York State unveils plan to slash methane

The State of New York has released a plan to reduce methane emissions from its landfill, oil and gas and agricultural sectors. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the suite of 25 actions last week and said they would complement the state’s goal of reducing energy sector emissions by 40% by 2030. The plans, which aim […]

New York provides $5.5m for clean energy education

New York State has announced $5.5 million (£4.26m) in funding to promote clean energy awareness. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said the finance is available for qualified organisations to provide energy education and advice to local communities. It aims to increase adoption rates for clean energy products and services for both residential […]

New York State launches $70m EV scheme

New York State has launched a $70 million (£56.15m) electric vehicle (EV) scheme to boost green transport. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hopes the initiative will slash carbon emissions in the transportation sector – it’s currently the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the state, at nearly 40%. The programme will provide $55 million (£44.11m) to pay for rebates of up to […]