New York News

The following news clips highlight New York involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

February 27, 2014

New York State Adopts Utility Plan that Includes Storm Hardening

The New York State Public Service Commission adopted a rate plan for Con Edison includes a provision for the utility to invest $1 billion over four years to make its utility systems more resilient to climate change. More

February 12, 2014

Energy Department Awards New ARPA-E Solar Projects

The Energy Department announced $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects—in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington—to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power even when the sun is not shining. More

January 29, 2014

New York Makes New Low-Cost Hydropower Allocations

The state of New York announced new allocations of low-cost New York State hydropower for three firms that will support more than 1,900 jobs and more than $6 million in capital investments. More

November 20, 2013

Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million. More

November 13, 2013

Massachusetts Ranked Most Energy-Efficient State: ACEEE

For the third year in a row, Massachusetts topped the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. More

October 30, 2013

Eight States Plan for 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2025

Governors from eight states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont—announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. More

October 23, 2013

First Municipal Net-Zero Energy Building Opened in New York

The Village of Skaneateles and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced the grand opening of the first municipal net-zero energy building in New York State. More

September 26, 2013

New York Announces Unified Solar Permitting

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York Power Authority, and City University of New York on September 20 announced a partnership that has developed a NYS Unified Solar Permit that will reduce costs for solar projects by streamlining municipal permitting processes. More

September 26, 2013

New York Launches $19 Million Electric Truck Voucher Program

The State of New York announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy- efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks. More

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