New York

Buffalo-Niagara region wants to lead – again – on renewable energy

Nearly two centuries ago, Buffalo, New York, was the epicenter of the renewable energy revolution with its falls-powered might. Now the city wants to reclaim its heritage with solar power.

Rocky Mountain Institute issues guide for greener cities

The RMI handbook provides a template to reduce and eliminate cities’ carbon footprints, including solar implementation strategies and examples.

Big Apple to get big multi-family solar

The largest private rental development in Manhattan will get the largest collection of rooftop solar on a multi-family development in the United States.

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NY Green Bank wants $1 billion to expand financing for clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hopes to spur private-sector investment in the organization.

Hannon Armstrong bets on solar, issues $164 million in green bonds

The investment group will use the bonds to refinance the land leases it holds under 57 solar projects totaling 1.2 GW in capacity.

Energy Department limits scope of coal, nuclear bailout

Under fire from a broad range of forces including the oil and gas industry, the Energy Department has limited its order for a coal and nuclear bailout to regional grid operators with energy and capacity markets.

Can energy storage replace peakers in NYC?

A new study looks at the ability of energy storage systems to replacing aging, polluting fossil fuel peak power plants in New York City and thereby make use of the future growth of local solar power

New York large-scale renewable energy program massively oversubscribed

The Empire State is making up for lost time in advancing utility-scale renewable energy.

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Level Solar employees strike back, alleging no WARN-ing in lawsuit

Workers at the New York solar installer that tried to disappear without a peep last week have filed a class action lawsuit against the firm, alleging that it violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)

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Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

The commitment by the 4th-largest bank in the United States follows on an earlier sustainable economy financing commitment

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