New York-Israel sign clean energy pact

They will support innovative clean technologies that could be commercialised in the global market

New York completes largest community solar project

It will support the state’s target of generating half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030

New York requests exclusion from US offshore drilling plans

The government intends to open up more than 90% of offshore waters for oil and gas drilling

New York appoints first-ever decarbonisation advisory panel

The trustee of the $209.1 billion (£151bn) Retirement Fund will be advised on how best to mitigate investment risks stemming from climate change

US issues record $11bn in green municipal bonds

Green municipal bond issuance in the US reached a record $11 billion (£7.7bn) last year. That’s an increase from $7.11 billion (£5bn) in 2016, according to latest figures from the Climate Bonds Initiative. It states New York took the lead from California, with the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issuing $2.17 billion (£1.5bn) – the […]

Big Apple offers $3.5m for EV innovation

The State of New York has announced $3.5 million (£2.6m) of funding to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) use. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is seeking proposals to develop innovative strategies to expand the market, reduce the cost of installing and operating charging stations and use EVs to provide grid resiliency. The move supports his aim to […]

New York State offers $1.8m for clean heat and cooling

New York State has announced $1.8 million (£1.36m) of funding to help install clean heating and cooling systems in homes and businesses. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says the move will significantly help achieve his goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half before 2030. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) initiative will […]

Trump administration ‘broke law on energy efficiency rules’

The Trump Administration has been accused of violating the law by not publishing energy efficiency standards. The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Energy (DoE). Joined by 11 other Attorney Generals and the City of New York, they say the DoE failed […]

New York State offers $15.5m for energy storage

New York State is offering funding totalling $15.5 million (£12m) for energy storage projects. It is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ (REV) strategy to build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system. The energy storage projects must support renewable energy technologies, ease peak power demand burden on the power […]

New York awards $11m for microgrid projects

Around $11 million (£8.8m) in funding is being provided for microgrid projects across New York State. It is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY Prize Community Microgrid competition, with each winner receiving $1 million (£0.8m). They will conduct detailed engineering designs and business plans for a microgrid to bring local clean energy and backup […]