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New York Roadmaps Path to Solar Growth

New York’s Department of Public Services staff delivered recommendations to state regulators as part of the state’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources initiative. The report marks the first major milestone in Reforming the Energy Vision process, and depicts a promising opportunity for solar to deliver job growth, healthy communities and grid resiliency to the Empire State.

HPD, ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND, AND ASIAN AMERICANS FOR EQUALITY ANNOUNCE $2.2 MILLION SUSTAINABLE...

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. (ECLF), and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) today announced a deal to upgrade and preserve the affordability of 81 Madison Street, a 20-unit apartment building in Chinatown. The rehabilitation will include energy efficient features made possible by one of the first loans through HPD’s new Green Housing Preservation Program

Solar Power In NYC Nearly Quadrupled Since Mayor de Blasio Took Office and Administration...

The Department of Buildings will issue permits for more than 3,000 solar panel installations this year alone and that will bring the citywide total to more than 8,000 installations in 2016. That is an increase from 1,819 installations at the start of the administration. This solar growth puts the City on track to meet its OneNYC goals of installing 100 megawatts (MW) of solar power on public buildings and spurring the installation of 250 MW on private buildings by 2025

Tonko Pushes for Solar Tax Credits in Year-End Budge

Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) this week continued his campaign to advance renewable sources of energy in asking Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to include in a year-end tax extender package key priorities related to the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Two Long Island Men Arrested For Defrauding Homeowners In Loan Modification Scheme

An eleven-count indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging David Gotterup, also known as “David Gott,” and Jason Green with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud homeowners who were attempting to modify their mortgage loans, and related mail fraud counts.

Solar Array at Dutchess County Airport Moving Forward

Poughkeepsie…The development of a 2.498 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar panel array at the Dutchess County Airport in the Town of Wappinger moved forward yesterday as the Dutchess County Legislature’s Environment Committee approved resolutions with lead agency status declaration as well as the approval and adoption of a Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) and negative declaration of environmental significance in connection to the project. The resolutions will be considered by the full Dutchess County Legislature at their August Board meeting on Monday, August 10th

Governor Cuomo Announces Solar Energy To Power Belleayre Gore and Whiteface Ski Centers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the three state operated ski resorts at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations

NYPA COMPLETES $5.5 MILLION ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT AT CORNWALL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Cornwall Central School District in Orange County have partnered to complete a $5.5 million energy efficiency project at the district’s five schools, saving more than $300,000 in annual energy costs. The upgrades will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 895 tons a year—the equivalent of removing roughly 190 cars from the road.

Greenpoint Landing Associates, L+M Development Partners and City Officials Break Ground on Affordable Housing...

Greenpoint Landing Associates and L+M Development Partners, together with New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, Housing, Preservation & Development Commissioner Vicki Been, Housing Development Corporation President Gary Rodney, Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna, and Council Member Stephen Levin today marked the progress of Greenpoint Landing, the mixed-income 22-acre development along the East River set to transform a section of long-underutilized Greenpoint waterfront

Healthy Living Celebration

LISC New York City, Creative Art Works, NYC Smoke-Free, & the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will join Hope Community, Inc. to celebrate their efforts as they create healthier living environments for residents and staff. Hope Community, Inc. worked with Two Shades of Green (TSG), a collaboration to help affordable housing owners and managers create cost effective green and healthy property management practices

All NYCHA Developments To Recycle By 2016

Today, the New York City Housing Authority General Manager Michael Kelly was joined by the New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathyrn Garcia and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Director Nilda Mesa to announce that all NYCHA developments will recycle by next year.

Senate Passes Avella Bill Expanding Green Homes Tax Credit

State Senator Tony Avella announced today that his bill that would allow homeowners to apply for a “green buildings tax credit” unanimously passed the Senate.

STATEMENT-REP. ENGEL: THERE IS MUCH TO CELEBRATE THIS EARTH DAY

Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on Earth Day. “We have a lot to celebrate this year as we honor the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Climate change can no longer be denied, and the United States is leading the global effort to address its threats.

Governor Cuomo Announces First of Its Kind Energy Efficient Home Built by Veterans for...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of the country’s first U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home, which will be built by veterans, for veterans, in Huntington Station. As part of the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild® program, projects like this help veterans find employment in the green construction industry. Building a zero energy home—one which has a renewable energy system that offsets all or most of its annual energy consumption—translates into virtually nonexistent energy bills

Ahead Of Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio Announces Three New Operational Solar Installations –...

Mayor de Blasio today announced three new solar installations on City buildings as part of the Administration’s green buildings plan, taking another step toward dramatically reducing the City’s contributions to climate change. The three solar installations, completed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and other City agencies, are located at City Hall, the Port Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Daniel D. Tompkins Elementary School in Staten Island

MTA AND NYPA PARTNER TO COMPLETE $25 MILLION ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT AT GRAND CENTRAL...

In celebration of Earth Week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast (left) and New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones commemorate the completion of a $25 million energy efficiency project in Grand Central Terminal. The energy saving measures will save the landmark facility $2.5 million in annual energy costs and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 11,200 tons a year, the equivalent of removing roughly 2,140 cars from the road

N.Y. Power Authority and City of Syracuse Formally Kick Off New Syracuse Energy Plan...

Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will join Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner and state and local officials on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. to discuss implementation of the recently unveiled Syracuse Energy Plan, which will reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability and support clean energy technologies and jobs

Governor Cuomo Announces Communities Unite For Discounted Solar Installation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their localities at a discounted cost of up to 20 percent. With 26 campaigns launching through Reforming the Energy Vision, communities can obtain solar installations as a large group rather than an individual household—making it cheaper for everyone involved. In addition, the program is helping remove many of the obstacles that inhibit solar options, such as feasibility studies and finding the right contractor.

HUD Secretary Castro, Senator Charles Schumer, And Mayor De Blasio Announce Nation’s Largest Energy...

Initiative Estimated to Provide At Least $100 Million in Building Work to Reduce City Emissions While Lowering Energy Costs, Preserving Funds for Vital Repairs and Upgrades, and Creating Hundreds of Green Jobs.

Through a series of competitive Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), it is estimated that at least $100 million in work will occur across nearly 300 NYCHA developments to upgrade and retrofit thousands of buildings, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and generating tens of millions of dollars in cost savings, as well as creating more than 500 jobs.

Governor Cuomo Announces $160 Million Investment in Clean Energy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $160 million investment designed to grow large scale clean energy projects statewide. As part of the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, this funding is being made available to support public-private sector partnerships in clean energy projects. Funding will be administered competitively, and proposals will improve energy affordability and reliability, while also expanding new economic development opportunities and protecting the environment

DEC Releases Coastal Green Infrastructure Plan for New York City

Under a state-funded plan, coastal green infrastructure will increase resiliency along the Hudson River estuary shoreline and coastal areas of New York City, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Department of City Planning is jointly managing the project.

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUYOUT AND DEMOLISH SEVERLY...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.7 million in federal funds to acquire and demolish flood-damaged structures in the Village of Sidney in Delaware County, and turn them into green space. The federal funds cover 75% of Delaware County’s project to buyout and tear down the properties in this flood-prone location. Because the damaged buildings were located in a flood hazard zone, where there was persistent and severe flooding, demolishing the structures was Delaware County’s preferred plan

NYSERDA Announces Whole Foods Market Flagship Store in Brooklyn Uses Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

New York, NY - December 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the completion of Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd in Brooklyn (214 3rd Street), which will employ 425, as a model of energy efficiency and commitment to protecting the environment. The 56,000-square-foot supermarket, the company’s flagship store in Brooklyn, is located in the Gowanus neighborhood and has been constructed following a significant brownfield clean-up by Whole Foods Market. Its grand opening was today.

NYSERDA Study: Most New Yorkers Are Ready to Replace Incandescent Bulbs with CFLs and...

New York, NY - November 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Yorkers recognize the value of switching from incandescent light bulbs to more energy-efficient options, according to a recent survey conducted for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.8 Million for Projects to Develop Advanced Technologies for More Energy...

New York, NY - November 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.8 million in awards for projects that explore new technologies to make buildings in New York State more energy efficient while helping to expand the building sector economy

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NYCHA, HPD AND HDC ANNOUNCE DEVELOPERS FOR NEW 100 PERCENT AFFORDABLE...

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) today announced the selection of two teams to develop 100 percent affordable housing apartments for seniors and families at NYCHA’s Betances Houses V and VI in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx

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A.G. Schneiderman, DA Gonzalez Announce The Indictments Of Nine Defendants For...

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, together with Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, today announced that nine individuals have been variously charged with money laundering, mortgage fraud, grand larceny, conspiracy, and other charges related to their participation in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders that spanned two New York City boroughs and resulted in over $1 million in ill-gotten mortgage loans