New York Skyline Targeted with Energy Efficiency Upgrade Rules

Measures that would force owners of New York City’s 14,500 least efficient large buildings to install upgrades to boilers, water heaters, roofs, and windows in order to cut emissions have been outlined by the city’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio. The new rules announced last week would compel NYC buildings of over 25,000 sq. ft. in …

Sustainable Energy for All Forum

The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement. Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme “Going Further, Faster – Together.” The Forum will be a …

Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York Will Close after Dozens of ‘Safety Events’

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York, which last year leaked radioactive material into groundwater near New York City, will close by April 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday. “For 15 years, I have been deeply concerned by the continuing safety violations at Indian Point, especially given its location in the largest …

Norway’s Biggest Oil Company to Build Huge Offshore Wind Farm Off Coast of New...

If everything goes to plan, New York City and Long Island will be harnessing the Atlantic Ocean’s strong and dependable winds as a source of renewable energy. Norway’s biggest oil company will be developing an offshore wind farm outside of New York. Statoil submitted the winning bid of $42.5 million to the U.S. Department of …

Climate Studies: New York City Flood Risk Will Triple, Western Wildfires Have Doubled

Climate change may be behind the rise in extreme events, say scientists. And the numbers support that relationship. Expect more natural disasters as climate change goes unchecked, say scientists. Already wildfires across the Western United States have doubled during the past three decades as a result of human-induced climate change, according to a study published …

HOMER Microgrid Conference

After three highly successful HOMER Microgrid Conferences in Mexico, Spain, and Australia, HOMER Energy invites you to join at the HOMER International Microgrid Conference at Columbia University in New York City on November 7th and 8th. They chose New York for the conference because of the state’s leadership role in US microgrid development. But organizers …

Oslo’s Radical “Climate Budget” Aims to Halve Carbon Emissions in Four Years

Oslo’s leftist city government issued its first “climate budget” on Wednesday aiming to halve greenhouse gas emission within four years in one of the world’s most radical experiments to slow global warming. The budget, setting out annual goals to choke off emissions from cars, homes and businesses in the Norwegian capital, adds to a scheme …