Renewable Energy

About Our Renewable Energy Work: Energy use—including electricity, transportation, and heating—is the most significant source of the pollution that is changing our climate and causing smog, acid rain, toxic mercury pollution, and other serious environmental problems. Environmental Advocates of New York’s Air & Energy Program is focused on reducing air pollution and promoting the clean technologies that will set New York on the path to a safe and sustainable energy future.

Our work includes promoting policies that will improve air quality and reduce global warming pollution, as well as supporting New York’s efforts to increase energy efficiency and conservation and accelerate clean energy development.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

David VanLuven was quoted in this article urging smart meter deployment in New York State

Monday, May 20, 2013

While wind power is taking off in a major way across in large-scale wind farms around the world, many office tower designers are now looking to the skies above to help power their vertiginous creations. One of the more ambitious projects is askyscraper design in Taiwan that will incorporate thousands of small wind turbinesinto its undulating façade.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lowville town councilmen plan to digest a few comments before adopting laws regulating manure digesters and solar energy systems.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Enough Northwest wind energy to power about 85,000 homes each month could be stored in porous rocks deep underground for later use, according to a new, comprehensive study. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration identified two unique methods for this energy storage approach and two eastern Washington locations to put them into practice.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A review of scientific literature published this week has found that 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers taking a position on global warming say humans are causing it. Yet, a large proportion of the US public still seems unconvinced.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The public, which gets excited about great adventures, is ready to join the dreams of pioneers and explorers. Solar Impulse wants to mobilize this enthusiasm in favor of technologies that will allow decreased dependence on fossil fuels and induce positive emotions about renewable energies.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stockholm-based architecture firm Belatchew is proposing to retrofit a tower on one of the city's island neighborhoods with 14 new floors and millions of tiny piezo-electric 'straws'.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The printer has allowed researchers from the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) – a collaboration between CSIRO, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and industry partners – to print organic photovoltaic cells the size of an A3 sheet of paper.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A pretty big wad of money -- $40 billion -- is hiding somewhere inside the lights, AC, thermostats, furnaces and fans of our offices, stores, hospitals and schools.
That's the amount of money the federal government estimates we can save annually by reducing energy use in commercial buildings 20 percent by 2020. To achieve the goal, the Obama administration in 2011 initiated the Better Buildings Challenge, a way to encourage investment, share information and create demonstration projects that save energy.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spanish Electricity generation from renewables in April set a new record, beating March’s previous record.

PV Magazine notes renewables accounted for 54% of the country’s electricity generation in April, outpacing last month’s total of 51.8%.

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