EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
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.
Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:25.
Eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic State this week petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require nine Midwestern and Southern states to curb emissions from their power plants.
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