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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is a city that imports garbage. Some comes from England, some from Ireland. Some is from neighboring Sweden. It even has designs on the American market.

�I�d like to take some from the United States,� said Pal Mikkelsen, in his office at a huge plant on the edge of town that turns garbage into heat and electricity. �Sea transport is cheap.�

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

ALBANY' Gov. Cuomo has ordered an investigation into fat bonuses Con Ed executives hauled in as a reward for the their handling of Hurricane Sandy a storm response that he called a complete failure.

In a letter sent yesterday and obtained by The Post, Cuomo told Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke that the stat's Public Service Commission will review all documents associated with the approval of the bonuses.

Monday, April 29, 2013

At the end of a long day, it can be more convenient to order your groceries online while sitting on the living room couch instead of making a late-night run to the store. New research shows it's also much more environmentally friendly to leave the car parked and opt for groceries delivered to your doorstep.

Monday, April 29, 2013

For customers, trust is key when it comes to getting advice on improving energy efficiency _ and co-operatives have the edge

Monday, April 29, 2013

Britain's first commercial-scale venture to convert canine excrement into bio-gas that can be used to power a turbine is set be unveiled after three years of development work.

New York is planning for a clean energy future.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Exercising, sleeping, cooking, job-hunting� there�s an app for everything nowadays, and energy efficiency is no exception. As utility bills creep ever higher and we�re increasingly bombarded with environmental messages, savvy app developers have jumped in to make the whole process of saving the planet a little easier _ and in some cases pretty fun, too.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Burkinabe man from the village of Selbo village, in northern Burkina Faso, gestures near grass he planted to help stop the advance of the Sahara desert. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images
Severe land degradation is now affecting 168 countries across the world, according to new research released by the UN Desertification Convention (UNCCD).

The figure, based on submissions from countries to the UN, is a marked increase on the last analysis in the mid-1990s, which estimated 110 states were at risk.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Danish capital is moving rapidly toward a zero-carbon future, as it erects wind farms, transforms its citywide heating systems, promotes energy efficiency, and lures more people out of their cars and onto public transportation and bikes.

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