In 2016 State of the State Governor Cuomo Adds Planks to His Climate Platform

ClimateCommunity Energy

Governor Andrew Cuomo released his policy priorities and Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget proposal yesterday in Albany. I was struck by the number of times the Governor mentioned the importance of tackling climate change. And he stressed the importance of New York State’s continued leadership on this critical issue. This is great news and bodes well for the future.

I was also struck by the number of energy and climate proposals the Governor mentioned that staff at the Pace Energy and Climate Center (Pace) are working on in some way.

Read More

New York to Obtain 50% of the State’s Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2030

Climate

New York State’s energy world is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal in the New York Times today. The Governor has proposed to obtain 50% of the state’s electricity by 2030 from renewable resources such as wind and solar power. What's new today is that the Governor wants the New York State Public Service Commission to issue an order locking down this committment for the future.

Read More

Worth the Wait: Cuomo Administration Establishes Ambitious State Climate Pollution Reduction Goals

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

The State Energy Planning Board approved the Final State Energy Plan at a meeting in Albany today, outlining ambitious targets for reducing climate pollution, and encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency. The State Energy Plan announced new targets for the reduction of climate pollution and set a 40% reduction goal from 1990 levels by 2030. This ambitious goal puts New York among states leading the fight against climate change.

Read More

New York's REV Rolls Forward During Climate Week

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

While the People’s Climate March in Manhattan drew much attention over the weekend, New York State reached a quiet milestone in the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) case underway at the Public Service Commission (Commission) late Monday.   REV is a sweeping proposal that aims to completely restructure the electric utility market in New York State.  It is ripe with potential to increase renewables and energy efficiency, while cutting carbon emissions. 

Read More

World Cup Emissions By Group: Group G!

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

With the World Cup Group Stage coming to an end, some teams will need some masterful performances and timely saves in order to advance in the knockout stage. However, how would the participant countries fare if we were to consider their environmental performance? Breaking down each of the nation’s greenhouse gas emission statistics will elucidate some interesting facts and matchups.

Read More

World Cup Emissions By Group: Group A

ClimateRenewable Energy

With the World Cup Group Stage coming to an end, some teams will need some masterful performances and timely saves in order to advance in the knockout stage. However, how would the participant countries fare if we were to consider their environmental performance? Breaking down each of the nation’s greenhouse gas emission statistics will elucidate some interesting facts and matchups.

Read More

Wasteful Games

Climate

Though the Olympics are supposed to instill feelings of hope, unity, and awe, the ongoing 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia have been overshadowed by many negative issues.  Some of these problems have been widely publicized, i.e. the human rights controversies, especially those involving the LGBT community, also the killing of stray dogs, the poor construction of accommodations, and other safety issues like possible terrorist threats.

Read More

The Adaptation Problem: Ocean Acidification Management

Climate

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke

The Evil Twin

Read More

A UN Report: An Important First Step to Helping Corporations Understand their Role in Climate Change

Climate

On November 14, the United Nations Global Compact released their “Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Change Policy.”  In a nod to the role corporations play in climate change measures, UN Executive Director, George Kell, acknowledged, “engagement by the private sector that is collaborative, serious and solutions-oriented is vital, and can help ensure widespread support for sustainability, climate action.”

Read More

Fracking Farmers

ClimateFuels & TransportationRenewable Energy

We’ve all seen those commercials lately, showcasing a friendly farmer named Keith enjoying his land while vocalizing his support for natural gas production (all with a heartwarming tune playing in the background).  These advertisements, paid for by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), point to this idea that farms are struggling, especially those that are small and family owned.  For some, ANGA pushes natural gas as a

Read More

Pages

Subscribe to Climate Change