Drones to locate abandoned oil and gas wells in New York

The wells release methane, which is many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is second only to CO2 in its overall contribution to climate change

New York’s $226bn pension fund to divest from fossil fuels by 2025

It has set a long term goal to transition its portfolio to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

New York adopts new regulations to reduce power sector emissions

It will ensure regional emissions are 65% below the baseline by 2030

New York start-ups offered $10m for cleantech solutions

The New York Climate Progress Programme will provide capital investments to support firms that create low carbon goods and services

New York announces $11m for fast EV chargers

The Direct Current Fast Charger programme aims to scale up EV infrastructure in areas where access to fast charging stations is limited

Equinor to build ‘US first’ offshore wind tower manufacturing facility in New York

The construction of the project is predicted to create 350 jobs in the region

New York and National Grid team up for home energy savings pilot

The new performance-based model is expected to deliver additional energy and bill savings of 10% to 30% for customers

New York awards $2.5m for technologies that reduce carbon emissions

ThermoAl, a company from Canada, has received the top $1m prize for its software that uses artificial intelligence to help industrial firms optimise combustion operations

New York initiative to train workers to install green building technologies

The Career Pathway Training Partnerships programme will prioritise the state’s most underserved populations, including low-income New Yorkers and those living in disadvantaged communities

New York offers $50m to boost energy efficiency of buildings

The Empire Building Challenge aims to transform existing multifamily and commercial high-rise buildings using low carbon heating and cooling solutions that will increase their sustainability and energy performance