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 […]

Diverting food waste from landfill could be worth $22m

Diverting New York’s food waste from landfills could produce a benefit of $22 million (£17.78m) each year. That’s according to a new report from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), which outlines the advantages of changing current disposal practices to a system of donating edible food and organically recycling non-edible scraps. The report supports Governor Andrew […]

EV infrastructure gets boost in Big Apple

A new campaign aims to boost electric vehicle (EV) usage and slash emissions in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative will install 450 charging stations, provide incentives to use EVs and educate the public about the sustainable technology. He hopes the scheme will help the state achieve its 2030 goal of reducing greenhouse gas […]

New York State’s pension fund goes green

New York State’s pension fund has joined a multi-trillion dollar decarbonisation portfolio. The New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF), which is the third largest public pension fund in the US and has $184.5 billion (£147.2bn) in assets, is the first major group of its kind to join the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition (PDC). The portfolio has more […]

New York provides $360m for green power

New York State is to provide $360 million (£295.5m) for 11 new renewable projects. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the new wave of funding, which will leverage nearly $1 billion (£0.82bn) in private investments and provide a critical step towards achieving the state’s Clean Energy Standard aim of 50% green power by 2030. The planned projects include two wind […]

US college to install 2.9MW solar array

A US college has shown its green credentials by commissioning a 2.9MW solar array. Ithaca College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the 9,000 panel solar farm will supply 10% of the college’s energy. It will help the state achieve its Clean Energy Standard, which dictates it will source […]

New York cash for quashing power plant carbon

Cash is up for grabs for companies who come up with innovative ideas to slash CO2 emissions from power plants in the state of New York, USA. The initiative will give funding of up to $2m (£1.29m) per project and could include ideas such as boiler controls, advanced burners and waste heat recovery. All projects must […]