Election results - Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman in - review their campaign promises

Nov 28 2010 - 9:13am

New York’s energy policy must meet the interrelated goals of providing affordable and reliable energy, improving our environment and creating jobs and economic growth through energy policy as we...

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis fired

Nov 28 2010 - 7:51am

Governor Paterson fired Grannis for a memo in which he discussed the weakening of the DEC programs due to budget and staff cuts, and warned that fewer polluted sites would be cleaned, and fewer...

The New York City Council enacted five laws implementing recommendations from the NYC Green Codes Task Force

Oct 4 2010 - 10:28am

One bill sponsored by Council Member Jim Gennaro, marks a pivotal shift in the focus of New York City’s construction codes. Until today, the purpose of these codes was to promote “public safety,...

New NYC Green Infrastructure Plan to capture and retain stormwater runoff and reduce sewer overflows

Oct 4 2010 - 10:25am

The current sewer system combines stormwater and wastewater in one system. During heavy storms, the system often reaches capacity and must discharge a mix of stormwater and wastewater into New...

NYC's Newtown Creek added to the US EPA's Superfund National Priorities List.

Oct 4 2010 - 10:22am

Pollution has accumulated in Newtown Creek since its use as an industrial center in the early 19th century, but its listing as a Superfund site was accelerated in 2007 by an EPA report estimating...

Hudson River Phase 1 PCB removal report released

Sep 12 2010 - 5:14pm

The US EPA received a report from independent scientists reviewing phase 1 of dredging to remove PCBs from the upper Hudson River....

Mayor Bloomberg named David Bragdon as Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability

Sep 12 2010 - 5:10pm

The Long-Term Planning & Sustainability Office works with City agencies and the Mayor's Advisory Board for Sustainability to oversee a strategic plan for the City's future. The office is...

New York set a power usage record in July 2010

Sep 12 2010 - 5:08pm

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the organization that manages the state's power grid, announced that New Yorkers consumed 17,312 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity in July, the...

New York City's watershed protection praised by the UN Environment Programme

Aug 1 2010 - 5:24pm

The "Green Breakthroughs" report by the UN Environment Programme includes a favorable description of New York's water supply system: "New York City has long provided one of the earliest and...

New authority for NYS to advance the development of a clean energy economy

Aug 1 2010 - 5:18pm

Three new bills expand the types of consumer appliances for which the Department of State has the authority to set energy efficiency standards; allow natural gas utilities to implement on-bill...