After a brief hiatus from this blog, there’s an abundance of clean energy news coming out of New York:
- NYC Shows Dramatic Variations in Building Energy Consumption (SustainableBusiness.com): Improving efficiency in the worst energy hogs could reduce costs by 18 percent and NYC greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent.
- Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million Awarded through NY-Sun Initiative to Assist New York Businesses Install Solar Power (Saugerties Post Star): Sixteen projects totaling 34MW will be installed in New York City and the lower Hudson Valley by 2013.
- New York Frees Up Another $107 in Solar Funding (International Business Times): The expansion of NY-Sun will allow project proposals from upstate New York for the first time.
- N.Y. to Offer Solar-Energy Tax Breaks (Poughkeepsie Journal): Businesses will no longer have to pay state sales tax on commercial PV systems, and homeowners can get credits for leased systems.
- New York Ranks Third for Green Job Creation (The Greater Binghamton Business Journal): California and Florida came in at numbers one and two, respectively.
- L.I. to Benefit from New Wind Farm (The Island Now): An adjusted plan calls for larger turbines farther offshore that are scheduled to go online in five years.
- A Queens Co-op Slashes Its Energy Bill by 85%. How? With Cogeneration. (Habitat): The co-op decided to make the switch after discovering a leak in its heating oil storage tank.