EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014-01-09 23:45.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday. Although the governor outlined an agenda for the year that included important proposals on climate resiliency and clean energy, there was little mention of the environment otherwise.
Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2014-01-09 10:20.
New York City's "Benchmarking Law" helps provide building owners and tenants with a better understanding of their energy consumption.
The idea behind the law is to motivate a shift to more high-performance buildings with increased energy efficiency.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2014-01-02 17:25.
With a new year come new opportunities. That is especially true for the 109th mayor of New York City, who took office on Wednesday.
A range of environmental challenges and opportunities await Mayor de Blasio as he and the new administration settle into City Hall.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2014-01-02 14:44.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver his fourth State of the State address next Wednesday in Albany. The address gives the governor an opportunity to outline his vision for the year - the initiatives he plans to launch and the milestones he hopes to achieve.
So, what should his address include from a sustainability perspective?
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-19 18:25.
The New York City Council held its final stated meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, a milestone that marked the end of a busy year but also the end of many City Council members' terms, including that of Speaker Christine Quinn.
The final meeting, which lasted several hours, was a long one, but also a productive one for the environment.
The City Council greenlighted three of NYLCV's priorities:
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-19 17:14.
A budget was adopted this week in Westchester County and among the vetoes announced by County Executive Rob Astorino was one environmental position.
Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2013-12-19 15:36.
A struggling power plant near Buffalo can stay open -- but on condition that it make the switch to a cleaner fuel.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-19 10:38.
Community leaders, elected officials and environmental advocates gathered outside Governor Cuomo's Long Island office on Wednesday to deliver nearly 13,000 petitions demanding bold action to make New York a national leader in wind power.
Wind energy is near and dear to us at NYLCV -- clean energy will be a focus area of our advocacy and political work in 2014.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:56.
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