New York awards 1.7GW of offshore wind contracts

They are expected to help create more than 1,600 new jobs

Norway pledges additional £8.4m for UN Environment

Norway has earmarked funds to support efforts to combat marine pollution

National Grid ESO joins Powering Past Coal Alliance

Members of the Alliance commit to taking actions such as setting targets to phase out coal and committing to no further investments in coal power

New York announces $15m fund to overcome grid challenges

It aims to help solve the technical challenges utilities face with power transmission and distribution while integrating renewable energy sources

New York’s ban on polystyrene comes into effect

Businesses in the city are being encouraged to switch to more environmentally-friendly materials, such as recycled paper and cardboard

New York power plants to become coal free by 2020

All power generators in the state must adhere to new emissions limits for carbon dioxide, which coal plants can’t meet

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New York State unveils $280m for battery storage projects

The state has a target to deploy 3GW of energy storage deployment target by 2030

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State of New York announces third annual renewable solicitation

It expects the project round to support approximately 1.5 million MWh of renewable electricity each year

New York offers $3m to drive energy efficiency in transport

The project supports Governor Andrew Cuomo’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

New York schools to get lessons on improving energy efficiency

Eligible schools will receive free benchmarking services to measure, track and assess their energy usage and emissions