Green groups charged that Kathy Hochul is punting the issue until after the primary.
Experts say the state needs to spend at least $1 billion a year to cut pollution from buildings. Legislators are trying to get the governor closer to that figure.
Striking employees of United Metro Energy say management replaced them with workers who weren’t certified to operate the Brooklyn oil terminal, increasing the risk of an oil spill.
The power industry is pushing a pair of little-noticed proposals that could shift the course of the state’s climate action.
ConEd customers have seen their electricity bills double or even triple over the past month, and the company just reported over a billion dollars in annual income. Activists say a publicly-owned utility would deliver more affordable power.
The law leaves key decisions to an agency with a history of dragging its feet on implementing water quality legislation.
The $216 billion budget would ban gas in new construction, but otherwise offers few dramatic moves on climate.
New York is building renewables - but it doesn’t have a plan to shut down the plants they’re supposed to replace.
The state spends $1.6 billion a year subsidizing oil and gas. Lawmakers are trying to eliminate about one-fifth of that spending.
New York was counting on federal money to help pay for its transition to clean energy, which will cost the state an estimated $15 billion each year.
A recent report renewed a decades-long debate over a regulatory requirement that cell towers in Adirondack Park be “substantially invisible.”
Hochul argues the office would be redundant, because the state already protects utility consumers.
A proposed gas ban has pitted ConEd against big oil, real estate lobbyists, and other investor-owned utilities.
The fight heated up at a hearing Wednesday, with debate centered on when, not if, a gas ban should go into effect.
With $750 million from the federal government, Albany asked New Yorkers in 2013 to decide how to protect their communities from future storms. Planning participants say their projects have stalled.
The moratorium expires in December. But New York hasn’t distributed a single dollar of the $70 million of federal water assistance.
If concrete production were a country, it would be the world’s third largest carbon emitter. New York legislators want to clean it up.
New York is seen as a model - but it also shows the challenges of green public-private partnerships
And that’s still vastly short of what’s needed.
Farms in New York have used a form of legal arbitrage to shield their manure management practices from scrutiny.