Gov. Cuomo Hopes Cutting Energy Costs Will Spur Economy

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a series of low-cost power allocations that aim to support over 10,000 new jobs across the state.

LIPA Rejects Small Green Energy Projects

Jul 24, 2017
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The Long Island Power Authority has rejected proposals for New York’s largest solar farm and a wind farm off the coast of Montauk Point.

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As Kevin Sullivan slowly rumbles his pickup truck across his 60 acres of property near the Connecticut-Massachusetts border, he leans in and asks a question: What’s farmland?

“You picture the one cow, Farmer Joe like me,” he said. “I’m going to tell you a story about my ‘tomaters’ and my peppers.”

But what non-farmers generally don’t picture, he said, is how to pay for it.

“So there’s this whole, you know, what’s farmland? What’s useable farmland? Well, useable farmland is something that can sustain a household,” Sullivan said.

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A new type of energy-efficient construction is drawing attention in the U.S. It’s called “passive housing” – residences built to achieve ultra-low energy use. It’s so efficient that developers can eliminate central heating systems altogether.

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Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.