Renewable Energy

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New York's comptroller says Best Buy and Nordstrom have agreed to increasingly use renewable energy in their operations and supply chains.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is trustee of the New York pension fund that's an investor in both retailers. He said on Wednesday that he has withdrawn shareholder proposals that asked them to set measurable goals for increased use or production of renewable energy sources by December.

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Business and environmental groups have launched the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign to push for the increased use of renewable and clean energy across the state.

The group is comprised of organizations such as the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as companies like Ford and BlocPower.

A proposal to replace a state-run waste to energy business in Connecticut with a new entity faced opposition at a meeting of the state General Assembly’s Environment Committee on Friday. Private waste haulers claim the proposal would put them out of business.

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The Long Island Power Authority announced a $3.5 billion budget Tuesday.  That’s $72 million less than last year before New Jersey-based PSEG took over near all operations.  Deep cuts were made to deliver on promises of a rate freeze.   

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Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.