Electric Vehicles Could Lower Electricity Prices

Regular readers of this column are well aware of the wonderful benefits of EV ownership. However, electric vehicles can also have a positive impact on the electric grid, serving as the perfect complement to renewable energy sources. Jeff McMahon, writing in Forbes, notes that a growing body of evidence supports …

New Study Claims Climate Change Could Be Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns

Heat and pregnancy do not mix. High temps don’t just make a pregnant woman uncomfortable, the heat can actually hurt the health of her baby — and with climate change, this will probably become a bigger problem. A study in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Heart Association found that a …

Time-Saving Supersonic Airplanes Could Be a Disaster for the Environment

At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation. The issue is expected to come to the fore next week as international regulators meet in Canada beginning Monday to …

New York Completes 1.2MW Community Solar Array

New York has completed the construction of a 1.2MW community solar array. Nearly 200 households and businesses are already benefitting from the site in Brooklyn, which entered operation earlier this month. The project was funded by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and developed by Daroga …

New Jersey to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning the use of elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in circus acts that travel through the state. Known as “Nosey’s Law,” the bill is designed to protect animals in traveling circus acts from being exploited and abused. …

New York Steps up Energy Efficiency and Storage Targets

New York State Public Service Commission has approved two new initiatives to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. Governor Cuomo has announced a dramatic increase in New York State’s energy efficiency and battery storage targets. In a bid to tackle climate change more quickly, the New York State Public Service Commission …

New York Awards $3m to Nextgen Clean Energy Leaders

The projects are expected to reduce emissions by more than 2,000 metric tons over the next five years.  New York has awarded $3 million (£2.3m) for colleges and universities to invest in clean energyprojects to tackle climate change. The University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and Suffolk County Community College have won …