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.
Posts Tagged ‘Geothermal’
A round-up of articles I found fascinating:
- Drive for geothermal power heats up on US campuses (Associated Press via wtop.com): As seems to be typical in New York, the Theological Seminary’s project tripled in cost because of regulation setbacks.
- Building Sustainability for PlaNYC (Policy Innovations): An analysis of the Greener, Greater Building Plan (which passed this week without mandatory retrofits) and PlaNYC as a whole.
- NY Awards $3M to Clean Energy Businesses (Gouverneur Times): Two NYC grant winners are Locus Energy, a software company, and Rentricity, which harvests energy from excess pressure in water pipes.
- Plan Advances to Build Wind Farm Off New York (Wall Street Journal): The wind farm would be the nation’s largest and could power 200,000 homes by 2015.
- NY students create wind-powered menorah (Associated Press via WCAX.com): Just because it’s entertaining. Happy Chanukah!