On April 22, I attended the 2013 New York City Mayoral Forum on Sustainability, hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. It was the first time all nine mayoral hopefuls appeared together. The candidates answered questions on issues from carbon emissions reduction to flood zone redevelopment to city parks. Here’s a summary of the participants’ comments on energy.
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What’s the latest on renewable energy in the city? See below:
- Report: State Has Enough Energy to Avoid Blackouts (EcoPolitics Daily): Thanks to new sources of energy and improved transmission, New York should be able to avoid any power outages this summer.
- Q&A: Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Powering NY and the Nation (The Innovation Trail): Chu talks renewables, nuclear, fracking and climate change.
- NYC Takes Next Big Step in Solar Energy (The Epoch Times): A new program, SMART NY, will try to cut down the time it takes to obtain PV permits in the city.
- Making New York Shine (Huffington Post): Chris Warren of Photon magazine highlights Governor Cuomo’s PV achievements.
Here are some articles worth checking out this week:
- NYC Mayor: Coney Island “is coming back, big time” (Associated Press): The updated Ferris wheel will be solar-powered!
- Hevesi Gives Keynote At Energy Conference (The Queens Gazette): Assemblyman Hevesi talked about his feed-in tariff bill and what it would mean for renewables in NYC.
- Speaker Quinn unveils job recovery plan (Crain’s New York Business): In her State of the City address, Quinn discussed a group that will bring alternative energy investment.
- N.Y. power plant may find approval after Obama’s push to renew program (The Saratogian): Not much to do with NYC, but interesting that NY State is one of the places pushing for a new nuclear plant.