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Public News Service - NY: Energy Policy

More than 7 million acres of grassland and forest has been converted to agricultural production for ethanol production. (GregMontani/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The federal mandate to add ethanol to fuel has led to a big increase in climate disrupting pollution, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin. The Renewable Fuel Standard requires about 17 billion gallons of ethanol, derived mostly from corn, to be blended into

Reaching New York's clean energy goals will take about $30 billion a year in public and private investments, according to a new report. (josealbafotos/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – New York needs to dramatically increase public and private investments in clean energy to reach its renewable energy and carbon reduction goals, according to a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo want

In order to achieve its clean energy goals, New York state will need to develop more utility-scale renewable power. (makunin/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – State agencies, renewable energy developers and environmental groups are gathered in Albany Wednesday to look at how to achieve the state's renewable energy goals. The 11th annual Alliance for Clean Energy New York statewide conference features workshops and presentations on t

In 2016, for the first time, wind and solar made up more than 10 percent of all U.S. monthly electric generation. (Kenueone/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — Clean energy sources are growing much faster, and carbon emission reductions are larger than were predicted a decade ago. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council's fifth annual energy report, in 2016 the nation's installed solar energy capacity was 46 times greater tha

Clean energy advocates say so far only 200 low-income families in New York have gained access to solar power. (Geo Geller)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – New York's working class and minority communities still can't access clean, renewable power, according to activists seeking the attention of New York's energy czar. Members of the Energy Democracy Alliance interrupted the keynote speech at the Reforming the Energy Vision, or

The report recommends the U.S. EPA ease permitting requirements for new investments in coal-fired plants. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Energy has released its study of the electric grid's reliability, but some environmental groups maintain it isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The study concludes that cheap natural gas is the main reason for the decline of coal and nuclear power. But

The new cap on power-plant emissions will be 65 percent below 2009 levels by 2030. (MonikaP/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – The nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is proposing lowering the cap on power plant emissions even further. Since it was created in 2005, the multi-state carbon cap-and-trade agreement, known as RGGI, has helped cut emissions from affected power plants in New York i

The Constitution Pipeline would have crossed trout streams, old-growth forest and undisturbed springs. (lkk09210/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court has dismissed a challenge to New York State's denial of a water-quality permit for the Constitution Pipeline. The 124-mile natural-gas pipeline had received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC. But under section 401 of the Clean W

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