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Tonko, Bustos Ask Committee for Full Funding of Safe Shipment of Energy Products
This week, Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and 35 of their House Democratic colleagues asked Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ranking Member David Price (D-NC) to support funding that ensures safe transportation of energy products, including the shipment of Bakken crude oil
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Second Emergency Benefit and Revised Closing Dates
Acting Commissioner of the Division of Health & Family Services, Joseph Todora has announced that a second HEAP Emergency Benefit for heat and heat-related emergencies will be available effective immediately. The second emergency benefit amounts will be the same as the first emergency benefits amount. “We are very pleased that the Federal Government has decided to release this additional funding considering the coldness of this late winter, we look forward to helping our most vulnerable Sullivan County residents,” said Acting Commissioner Joseph Todora
New technology will save time and money
The long-held tradition of attorney’s and their prospective homebuyers having to come downtown to Old County Hall to sign a multitude legal documents to purchase their new home might soon become a thing of the past.
SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDERAL HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUNDS TO BUILD BREEZY POINT DUNES; NEW DOUBLE-DUNE SYSTEM WOULD SAVE LIVES AND PROTECT HOMES DURING FUTURE STORMS
New York, NY - December 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds to be used to create a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point that would make its residents safer and enable the community to be better prepared to withstand subsequent storms. Similar dune protection systems are already under way across the rest of the Rockaway Peninsula, but not yet at the far-western end, which leaves this community exposed to future storms.
NYSERDA Study: Most New Yorkers Are Ready to Replace Incandescent Bulbs with CFLs and LEDs
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 Announces Home Energy Assistance Program Opening November 18
Albany, NY - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that households across the state can begin applying for heating assistance this winter through New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on Monday, November 18. HEAP, which is overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), is a federally-funded program that provides up to $650 for eligible households to pay for energy costs in order to keep their homes warm during the winter.
Supported Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Training in Capital Region this Fall
New York, NY- October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As students return to school, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that energy efficiency and renewable energy training courses are available this fall in Malta to help current workers move ahead in clean-energy careers and unemployed workers gain clean-energy skills and professional credentials
NYSERDA-Supported EcoHouse to Bring Hands-On Energy-Efficiency Learning to Jamaica, Queens and Harlem This Fall
New York, NY - August 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a traveling exhibition space and interactive learning center, will make stops in Jamaica, Queens and Harlem this fall to share information about the many ways residents can be more energy efficient in their daily lives.
SUNY Campuses To Share IT Services and Increase Energy Efficiency at Data Centers As Part of Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY Initiative
New York, NY - July 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State University of New York (SUNY) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that SUNY will save more than $1.2 million annually in energy costs throughout its 64 campuses by incorporating energy-efficient information technology and related facility improvements. The energy-saving projects, which are expected to be completed in 2014, support Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative, which aims to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years
Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Locations in Nassau County and Staten Island
Albany, NY - May 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will deploy representatives of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to help Nassau County homeowners and business owners apply for federal recovery aid for Superstorm Sandy losses on Wednesday and Thursday. DFS will also offer insurance-related help to Staten Islanders on Friday and Saturday.
U.S. Courthouse in Buffalo Receives High Performance Energy-Efficiency Award from NYSERDA
New York, NY - May 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded the U.S. Courthouse in Buffalo a high performance energy-efficiency plaque for energy-efficiency projects that will cut energy costs by $289,000 annually.
Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $88 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects By N.Y. Power Authority in 2012
Albany, NY - April 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) financed and completed 83 energy efficiency projects in 2012 at public facilities throughout New York State. The upgrades, totaling more than $88 million, will provide annual energy savings of $6.4 million to New York taxpayers. The projects will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 34,000 tons a year, equivalent to removing more than 6,400 cars from the road.
Senate Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Technology Use
New York, NY - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) that would help encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies by making them more cost efficient and accessible.
Governor Cuomo Announces $6.4 Million in Funding to Help Farmers Reduce Costs Through Energy Efficiency Projects
New York, NY - March 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $6.4 million in funding to help farmers reduce energy costs, protect the environment, and remain economically viable. This new funding expands a successful program launched in 2011, which has already assisted 170 farms in securing annual energy savings of $850,000 and reducing power usage by 6,800 megawatt hours
NYSERDA Awards Green Jobs-Green NY Funding for Building-Science ‘Lab House’ at SUNY Ulster
New York, NY - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced a $205,000 award funded through New York State’s Green Jobs-Green New York to Integral Building Design Inc. of New Paltz. Integral Building Design is partnering with SUNY Ulster to turn Kelder House, one of its original campus buildings, into a state-of-the-art energy efficiency building-science “lab house” training facility.