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Higgins Says Solar Tax Credit is Big Win for Western New York
Standing outside of SolarCity’s new solar panel manufacturing site currently under construction in Buffalo, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) discussed the recently approved extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the impact it will have on Western New York
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)
NYSERDA Announces Changes to State Support to Make High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Wood Heating Systems More Affordable
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced increased levels of support through Renewable Heat NY for high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems to improve the return-on-investment for homeowners and businesses.
NYSERDA Announces Support for Innovative Building Technologies that Reduce Energy Use and Support Business Growth Under REV
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded support for 11 innovative advanced building technologies as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to increase energy efficiency in buildings and grow businesses throughout New York State.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he is deploying Department of Financial Services representatives to the Southern Tier to offer foreclosure prevention assistance to financially struggling homeowners.
New York Experiences Explosive Solar Growth in First Quarter of 2015
New York’s aggressive efforts to expand its clean energy economy are continuing to produce impressive results, with the state ranking third in the nation in new solar capacity during the first quarter of 2015. New York trailed only California and Nevada in Q1, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Empire State Development Announced Ace Hardware Corporation Will Expand In New York’s Capital Region
The World’s Largest Hardware Cooperative Retains 292 Jobs and Creates 25 New Jobs in NY Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, will expand with a new Retail Support Center in Saratoga County at 55 Northern Pines Road in Gansevoort, New York.
Leading National Trade Publication Declares Buffalo Billion-Funded Project as 2014 Economic Development Project of the Year
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Area Development, a national trade publication covering site selection and facility planning, has selected the SolarCity development project at RiverBend as the magazine’s 2014 Economic Development Project of the Year in New York State.
Rep. Israel Announces Nearly $100K Grant for LI Biotech Start Up
Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced a nearly $100,000 investment for Codagenix, Inc., a biotechnology start up located in Stony Brook, NY. The $99,811.00 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) will provide Codagenix with the resources they need to develop a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) vaccine, an infectious disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals.
Sunrun And Westfield Corporation Launch Interactive Home Solar Shopping Experience
Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced a partnership with the Westfield Corporation to bring interactive stations to malls in New York and California. Beginning this week, Westfield malls will unveil stations that educate consumers on the ease and cost savings of making the switch to solar, and provide customized home proposals in minutes.
Neuhaus praises Orange County Department of Public Works for earning $16,500 rebate for investing in energy efficiency
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced on Thursday that the Department of Public Works has received a rebate for $16,500 by participating in Orange and Rockland’s Big Energy Solutions Rebate Program.
Mayor de Blasio Announces Selection of Rise: Nyc Technologies to be Deployed at Sandy-Impacted Small Businesses Across New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the selection of 11 organizations to deploy their innovative technologies and climate change solutions to at-risk and vulnerable small businesses. The technologies were selected from a group of 27 finalists competing in the Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy (RISE : NYC) competition, a New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) program designed to help small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy prepare for future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change, while strengthening New York City’s long-term resiliency efforts
Higgins Calls for Support of Solar Ready Vets Program
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on the House Floor on Earth Day, Higgins urged colleagues to support the new initiative.
Governor Cuomo Announces Robert Moses State Park to be First Energy-Neutral State Park in the Nation
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $1.7 million, 500-kilowatt solar system to be installed at Robert Moses State Park, which will make the Suffolk County coastal park the first energy neutral state park in the nation. The new system will create a greener, more sustainable park and achieve an annual $130,000 in cost savings. The announcement is in honor of Earth Week, April 19-25, which Governor Cuomo proclaimed as a weeklong celebration of New York’s commitment to protecting our environment.
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.
Ahead Of Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio Announces Three New Operational Solar Installations – Including at City Hall – Key Component of Green Buildings Plan
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
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
Dr. Cheryl Martin Joins New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision Team
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that it has engaged Dr. Cheryl Martin, a globally recognized expert in energy technology and innovation, to lead a critical aspect of New York State's comprehensive Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy
Comptroller Stringer Green Bond Update Shows Growing Investor Interest In Socially Conscious Investments
On the Monday of Earth Week, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report detailing new market research and growing investor consensus that now is the time to implement a Green Bond program in New York City.
N.Y. Power Authority and City of Syracuse Formally Kick Off New Syracuse Energy Plan as New York Observes Earth Day
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