Empire State Building Shines Green After NYC’s Decision to Take on Fossil Fuel Industry

New York City’s iconic Empire State Building glowed green Wednesday night following two “watershed” announcements—that the city would seek to divest its pension funds from fossil fuel investments, and that it filed suit against five oil giants for contributing to climate change. “The Empire State Building is shining green tonight …

New York to Confirm Landmark Fossil Fuel Divestment Plan

New York City is to divest its pension funds of fossil fuels assets, in a move that could see the city authorities offload up to $5bn of fossil fuel-related investments. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer are expected to officially announce heavily trailled plans later today, detailing …

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 …

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.” …

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 …

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 …