Green energy

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With the release of its master plan for offshore wind energy, New York State is doubling down on its commitment to renewable energy at a time when the Trump administration is moving to allow coastal drilling for oil and gas.

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On Long Island, the town of Brookhaven’s Planning Board has approved a controversial solar farm to be built in Mastic. 

Southampton Certified As 'Climate Smart Community'

Nov 13, 2017
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New York State has certified Southampton as the 16th Climate Smart Community in the State. Governor Andrew Cuomo honored the town for its focus on efficient, clean and renewable energy sources.

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has chosen three new sites for solar panel installations in an effort to generate more clean energy in the state.

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Construction on New York’s second largest solar farm will begin next month on Long Island.

A former golf course will be the site of the new solar farm that could provide energy to more than 4,000 homes.

Local residents protested the Shoreham Solar Commons last year, worried that the development could affect the view of the landscape and property values.

The Long Island Power Authority has a 20-year contract with Invenergy, the developer of the farm. The contract is valued at $177 million.

Construction is expected to take eight to ten months.

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