Governor Cuomo Announces Robert Moses State Park to be First Energy-Neutral State Park in...

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 –...

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...

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

N.Y. Power Authority Presents Startup Funding for Buffalo Energy Plan as New York Observes...

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown will be joined by representatives of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and state and local officials on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. to formally kick off implementation of the recently unveiled Buffalo Energy Plan, which will reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability and support clean energy technologies and jobs.

Maragos: Over 250 Students From High Schools Across Nassau County Compete In Third Annual...

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos hosted the third annual “Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial High School Challenge” where over 250 business students from High Schools across the County competed for a $10,000 scholarship from NYIT and $5,000 in cash prizes from Healthplex.

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.

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

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $600,000 In Federal Funding For Monroe County

Eastman Business Park Will Use Funding For Manufacturing And Job Creation Opportunities In Rochester. The project aims to provide technology entrepreneurs with more efficient and economical pathways to develop their businesses.

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.


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...

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...

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...

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.

HPD Commissioner Mathew Wambua Speaks on Micro-Unit Panel at MCNY Thursday

New York, NY - April 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Museum of the City of New York, which recently opened Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, will host a panel of urban planners and experts – including New York City Housing Commissioner Mathew Wambua – on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The event will involve a discussion about the future of “micro-apartments” in the city. Recently, Mayor Bloomberg announced the winner of the city’s AdAPT design competition, an innovative structure of 55 micro-units to be built on East 27th Street in Manhattan. The panel will discuss the project, the larger goals of the adAPT initiative, and the strategies for providing small living spaces in New York City

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $88 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects By N.Y. Power...

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.